Armed robber hits Abbotsford convenience store

Masked man demands cash, then takes off in stolen vehicle

The suspect in an Abbotsford convenience store robbery on May 17 is shown on the left in this photo

The suspect in an Abbotsford convenience store robbery on May 17 is shown on the left in this photo

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is asking for help in trying to identify the suspect in the robbery of a convenience store on Sunday, May 17.

The robbery took place in the 2600 block of Gladys Avenue at about 8:30 p.m., when a man entered the store, showed a handgun and began yelling instructions to the staff.

The man then grabbed cash from the register and fled. He was wearing a mask during the robbery but took it off when he got into a green Jeep Cherokee that quickly left the area.

That vehicle was later recovered by the APD and determined to have been stolen from Mission.

The suspect is described as a balding Caucasian man, 30 to 35 years old and 5′ 5″ with a heavy build.

Anyone with information is asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225, text abbypd (222973) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

(Photo below: Robber displays handgun as he demands cash from employee at an Abbotsford convenience store.)