Abbotsford Police investigate two break-ins at seniors’ complex

Suspect posing as delivery man used intercom system at front door.

  • Dec. 24, 2013 8:00 p.m.

The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating two break-ins that took place yesterday afternoon (Monday) at a seniors’ complex.

Const. Ian MacDonald said that, at about 4 p.m., a man used the intercom system at the front door of a complex in the 33000 block of Mill Lake Road to contact a resident and pose as a delivery man.

When the resident went to the lobby, there was nobody there and no parcel had been delivered, MacDonald said.

Later, two suites were determined to have been broken into.

An inventory of the stolen items is still being prepared.

Witnesses observed a Caucasian man in his 40s in the complex around the time of the suspicious occurrence and the break-ins.

He is described as about six feet talk with a heavy build and clean-shaven with bushy brown hair.

The man was seen leaving the area in a red pickup truck with a female driver.

MacDonald said residents of condo and apartment complexes are reminded not to allow entry to any unknown person via the intercom system and to ensure doors are properly secured after leaving and entering the building.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text abbypd (222973) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.