Vancouver Police have identified and spoken to the three men seen in security footage at Pacific Centre Mall.
The VPD had been investigating a call made to police regarding the men who were described as acting suspiciously at the mall on January 12th.
Information, including photographs of the three men, was obtained and released by a Vancouver news outlet via an unknown source, and was not intended or authorized to be shared with the general public. The information was part of an internal police bulletin circulated amongst police officers throughout the province of BC.
All three men were cooperative with investigators and they had a very logical explanation regarding their behaviour. The investigation has conclusively determined that their actions were completely innocent.
Vancouver remains a very safe city and the public should have no concerns about shopping at Pacific Centre or attending any other public place.