Lots of tips but no arrest yet of robbery suspect

Abbotsford Police released video surveillance images last week of man wanted for committing two armed robberies in an hour.

An armed robbery suspect was caught on video surveillance at the Red Apple Food Store on Oct. 22.

Abbotsford Police have received several tips about the suspect in video surveillance images from two armed robberies last week, but no one has yet been arrested.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the department “certainly has some candidates” but the investigation is still underway.

He said police are also trying to determine whether that suspect is connected to five previous armed robberies in the city, as well as two in Mission.

The latest robberies both took place last Tuesday night in Abbotsford less than an hour apart.

The first was at the Red Apple Food Store on Marshall Road at 4:45 p.m., followed by the Esso convenience store on Huntingdon Road at 5:30 p.m.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 20 to 30 years old, 5′ 8″ to 5′ 10″ with a medium build. He wore sunglasses and a baseball cap.

A similar suspect description was given in six of the seven previous robberies, except in those cases, the robber covered the lower part of his face.

The description was slightly different in one of the incidents, where the suspect was described as having a stocky build.

The robbery spree began Sept. 16, taking place at a McDonald’s restaurant on Mt. Lehman Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225, text abbypd (222973) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Wind warning has ended for Metro Vancouver

More than 34,000 BC Hydro customers in the dark on Sunday morning in the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast

Downtown Mission: Ready to revitalize

With the bidding process underway, construction could start by mid-March

Guilty plea issued in case where man, 86, was assaulted and robbed

Hughie Stump pleads guilty to break-and-enter in relation to Abbotsford incident

WIND WARNING: Metro Vancouver expecting 100 km/h gusts Saturday night

Environment Canada issues warns of possibly dangerous conditions

Fraser Health asking taxpayers for millions more in health care capital funding

Health authority wants Fraser Valley taxpayers to triple annual contribution to $5.75 million

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Philadelphia Eagles headed to Super Bowl

After routing the Minnesota Vikings 38-7, they will face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

Heavy snowfall closes Mount Washington on Vancouver Island

Road to ski resort deemed unsafe, vehicles buried under more than three feet of snow

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

Coquihalla drivers prepare for snow

Wintry conditions persist, with snow warnings for Coquihalla

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in B.C.

Doctors hope to get psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy legalized in Canada and the U.S. by 2021

Most Read