Vancouver – A repeat offender is back in custody after Vancouver Police saw him commit a new crime – just two hours after being released from jail.
Two VPD officers were patrolling in East Vancouver around 3 p.m. Sunday when they spotted the man walking near Main and Hastings. The officers were familiar with the man, because they’d arrested him the day prior for a different offence.
The officers followed the man into the downtown core, where he entered a retail store, allegedly stole $330 worth of leggings, and was promptly re-arrested. At the time of his arrest, the suspect had been out of custody for two hours, 18 minutes.
Mohammed Majidpour, 35, has been charged with theft under $5,000 and remains in custody. His next court appearance is October 27.
On Oct. 11, Majidpour was also granted bail after spending the previous long weekend in jail.
He was arrested for a racially motivated violent assault striking a 19-year-old Asian woman in the head with a pole at Dunsmuir and Cambie streets on September 27 of this year. He is also accused of using a racial slur and fleeing while making offensive remarks.
Majidpour is known to police hand has been arrested numerous times over the last seven years.
Majidpour was accused last year of stalking a Vancouver woman Jamie Coutts in through the Chinatown area. Coutts pulled out her phone and started filming following her as she walked through Chinatown for about half an hour before seeking safety with a group of people in a skateboard park.
A charge of criminal harassment filed against him in the case was stayed in September 2021.
Majidpour pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon, mischief, uttering threats, and break and enter in unrelated incidents in Vancouver and Richmond after the harassment charge was dropped.
He was sentenced to only one day in jail and a year of probation. The court heard at the time that he was addicted to heroin and needed treatment.
According to court records, Majidpour has more than 30 convictions dating back to August 2015, including assault, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats.