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‘Extortion letters’ to Abbotsford businesses request money for protection from violence

Abbotsford police say the letters may have been sent en masse to businesses
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The Abbotsford Police Department says multiple businesses received the same letter last week requesting money in exchange for protection from violence. /File photo

Multiple Abbotsford businesses received “extortion letters” last week requesting money in exchange for protection from violence, the Abbotsford Police Department says.

According to a news release, the letter cites “recent reported events in Abbotsford” but no connection has been confirmed.

APD says the letters may have been sent en masse to commercial businesses. The letter doesn’t specify the business recipient or provide a payment method, contact or communication.

“Based on the nature of the letter, the AbbyPD wants to remind members of our community not to engage with suspect(s),” the news release reads.

APD says the letter targets multiple businesses in the hopes that one will engage.

The APD Major Crime Unit asks any businesses or victims who received the letter to call 604-859-5225.



Dillon White

About the Author: Dillon White

I joined the Mission Record in November of 2022 after moving to B.C. from Nova Scotia earlier in the year.
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