Man pleads guilty to two robberies and assault in Abbotsford

Adam Taylor was initially charged with three robberies that took place within 10 hours

Adam Taylor was caught on video surveillance the day before a robbery in Abbotsford. A distinctive tattoo on the back of his neck helped link him to the crime.

A 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty to two robberies that occurred in Abbotsford in November 2015.

Adam John Taylor also pleaded guilty on Tuesday (Oct. 18) in B.C. Supreme Court in Chilliwack to assault with a weapon, as well as to two charges – home invasion and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose – in Leduc, Alta.

Taylor was initially charged with three robberies that occurred within 10 hours of each other on Nov. 10, 2015, but pleaded guilty to two of them. The other charge is expected to be stayed at sentencing.

Court records do not indicate which two incidents he has admitted to.

The three robberies took place Nov. 10, 2015 at a business in the 2600 block of Gladys Avenue, at 4:30 p.m. at a restaurant in the 31200 block of Maclure Road and that evening at a restaurant in the 31900 block of South Fraser Way.

In one of the incidents, Taylor deployed bear spray.

He wore a mask during the robberies, but police released a photo of Taylor that had been obtained from video footage when he entered one of the businesses the day before it was robbed.

The link was made because of a distinctive tattoo on the back of Taylor’s neck which was seen during the robbery.

In addition to the two offences to which Taylor has pleaded guilty in Leduc, he faced another eight charges. Those charges are also expected to be stayed during Taylor’s sentencing hearing, scheduled for Feb. 27 in Chilliwack.

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