Police are looking for assistance to identify a suspect in a robbery and attempted robbery in July.

Police are looking for assistance to identify a suspect in a robbery and attempted robbery in July.

Abbotsford Police seeking to identify robbery suspect

Officers believe man was involved in robbery and attempted robbery in July

Police are looking for assistance to identify a suspect in a robbery and attempted robbery in July.

At 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, a cab driver was called to the Bourquin bus exchange to meet a fare. The 52-year-old driver picked up the man and drove only a few blocks before the suspect pulled a knife and demanded money. The suspect fled with a small amount of cash.

Const. Ian MacDonald said police obtained surveillance video from the Bourquin bus exchange, showing a man at the location a few minutes before he entered the taxi. Police have released still images, showing a clean-shaven Caucasian man in his 20s, about 5’10”, with short dark hair. He was wearing black pants, a black hoodie, white shoes and a patterned grey shirt.

MacDonald said police believe the suspect fits the description of a man involved in an attempted robbery that occurred five days earlier. On July 15, a man entered a gas station on the 2900 block of Immel at around 10:45, pulled out a knife and demanded cash. There were three people in the store, two employees and a customer.

Const. Ian MacDonald said that after the suspect pulled the knife, a “66-year-old male employee grabs a golf club and chases the guy from the store.”

Anyone with information about these incidents or the suspect in the surveillance photos should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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