Man sentenced for robbing 89-year-old woman in Abbotsford

Incident took place in April outside bank on South Fraser Way

Police released this image of a robbery suspect in April of this year. He was later identified as Nathaniel Landriault

A man who robbed an 89-year-old woman outside of an Abbotsford bank earlier this year has been sentenced to a five-month jail term.

Nathaniel Albert Landriault was sentenced Dec. 7 in Abbotsford provincial court on a robbery charge. His jail term will be followed by two years of probation.

Landriault was arrested April 25 for the robbery that occurred on April 14 outside a bank in the 32700 block of South Fraser Way.

A senior woman was with her daughter and was attempting to get into the passenger side of their vehicle, when a man grabbed her purse, pulling her to the ground in the process.

The culprit then ran northbound from the parking lot. Several people came to assist the victim as her daughter called police.

The victim was transported to hospital for treatment of various injuries, including scrapes and abrasions.

Landriault had been in the bank just prior to the robbery, and police obtained photos of him which they then released through the media.

Investigators then received several tips about the man’s identity, resulting in Landriault’s arrest.