UPDATE: Vancouver Police have now confirmed they’ve identified and spoken with the three men caught on surveillance video taking photographs of the entrances and exits of Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver Tuesday night.
Vancouver Police had been trying to identify three men described as Middle Eastern looking, who were seen taking photographs and video of the entrances and exits.
In a news conference earlier Police Chief, Adam Palmer said the police never intended to make the information public, because no crime has been committed.
Because the story leaked out on social media last night, the VPD were compelled to comment on it.
The Chief also said it’s absolutely normal to refer to the men as “Middle Eastern” looking, when asked about the description in an internal memo that was leaked to the media outlet.