A still obtained from security video shows the suspect in a bank robbery on Sunday, Oct. 15 in Abbotsford.

A still obtained from security video shows the suspect in a bank robbery on Sunday, Oct. 15 in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford bank robber holds knife to teller’s throat

Police release security-video images of suspect

  • Oct. 16, 2017 10:16 a.m.

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is asking for the public’s help in trying to locate a robbery suspect who held a knife to the throat of a bank teller on Sunday afternoon.

The incident took place just before 12:30 p.m. at a bank in the 32900 block of South Fraser Way.

Const. Ian MacDonald said a man entered the business, approached a female teller, and produced a note and a knife.

He then jumped over the counter and placed the knife at the throat of the 40-year-old employee, as he demanded cash.

MacDonald said the teller was shaken but uninjured, and the robbery was witnessed by bank staff and customers. The incident was also captured on security video.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 30 to 40 years old, and 5’ 10” with a medium build.

He was wearing a green shirt, light-coloured jeans and a baseball cap with the letters “SPC” on it.

Anyone with information should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.