Abbotsford Police seek help to identify suspect in robbery at seniors’ complex

A suspect who robbed an Abbotsford seniors' complex on Sunday stole a video surveillance camera but didn't realize he'd left behind an image of himself looking directly into the device.

Abbotsford Police are asking for the public's help to identify this man

Abbotsford Police are asking for the public's help to identify this man

A suspect who robbed an Abbotsford seniors’ complex on Sunday stole a video surveillance camera but didn’t realize he’d left behind an image of himself looking directly into the device.

Abbotsford Police have now released still images of the video – which was stored on equipment separate from the camera – in an effort to identity the culprit.

The theft took place at about 1 a.m. on July 3 in an independent living complex in the 2000 block of  Primrose St. The suspect entered the underground parking garage and broke into two storage lockers.

Police are still trying to determine exactly what was stolen, but MacDonald said the items included some collector coins.

The suspect also gained access to the site’s wellness centre, where he pilfered two 22-inch televisions. MacDonald said it’s not known whether the man had a vehicle and/or an accomplice.

MacDonald did not want to say how the thief broke in.

“I don’t want to give other people ideas,” he said.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 20 to 30 years old, with short or shaved hair, and wearing a black hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to call Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.