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Abbotsford Police seeking to identify robbery suspect
Police are looking for assistance to identify a suspect in a robbery and attempted robbery in July.
At 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, a cab driver was called to the Bourquin bus exchange to meet a fare. The 52-year-old driver picked up the man and drove only a few blocks before the suspect pulled a knife and demanded money. The suspect fled with a small amount of cash.
Const. Ian MacDonald said police obtained surveillance video from the Bourquin bus exchange, showing a man at the location a few minutes before he entered the taxi. Police have released still images, showing a clean-shaven Caucasian man in his 20s, about 5'10'', with short dark hair. He was wearing black pants, a black hoodie, white shoes and a patterned grey shirt.
MacDonald said police believe the suspect fits the description of a man involved in an attempted robbery that occurred five days earlier. On July 15, a man entered a gas station on the 2900 block of Immel at around 10:45, pulled out a knife and demanded cash. There were three people in the store, two employees and a customer.
Const. Ian MacDonald said that after the suspect pulled the knife, a "66-year-old male employee grabs a golf club and chases the guy from the store."
Anyone with information about these incidents or the suspect in the surveillance photos should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.