Police are on the hunt for an armed man after a shot was fired in a parking lot during a botched handbag robbery.
A woman was in a parking lot with her boyfriend when they were approached by a man asking for the time.
The man then pulled a gun and demanded she hand over her designer handbag.
When she refused, he grabbed the bag and there was a struggle until her boyfriend jumped on the robber’s back.
A shot was fired into the ground during the scuffle, which was later determined to be a blank round.
The suspect then fled without the handbag.
Police have released a sketch of a man who tried to rob the 19-year-old woman in August.
He is described as a Caucasian male in his mid-20s with a chubby build.
Anyone with information on the suspect should call Richmond RCMP on 604 278 1212. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.