News

Man with gun robs Abbotsford restaurant

A man armed with a handgun robbed an Abbotsford restaurant on Sunday night.

Abbotsford Police are now seeking witnesses and anyone else with information.

The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. at the Subway restaurant in the 2600 block of McMillan Road.

Const. Ian MacDonald said no customers were in the business when a man walked in, displayed a gun and demanded cash from the 17-year-old female employee who was working out front.

A 22-year-old female worker in the back did not witness the incident.

The suspect then fled the restaurant on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, and the staff members called police.

Patrol division officers and a K9 unit tracked the suspect a distance from the restaurant but did not locate him. It is not known whether the gun he used was real or fake.

The man is described as Caucasian, about 40 years old, 5' 5", with a scruffy beard and wearing a dark hoodie and dark pants.

MacDonald said police are now looking through surveillance video from the scene, as well as from neighbouring businesses. It is believed the man did not pull up the hood of his jacket until just before he entered Subway, and police hope to obtain clear images of his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
 
Crews called to crash on Sumas Way
 
Injunction prohibiting camping in Jubilee Park to remain in place
Province okays transit tax referendum question, with some tweaks
 
Surrey RCMP officer to stand trial on multiple gun charges
 
Second Langley farm hit by avian flu
Province OKs TransLink referendum question
 
Trinity Western University in Langley sues law society over law school
 
Planned park-in on 72 Avenue cancelled

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.