Suspect wanted in three robberies – two in Chilliwack, one in Abbotsford

A black male in a dark-red station wagon is believed responsible for two armed robberies in one hour Saturday night in Chilliwack.

  • Feb. 7, 2011 7:00 a.m.

A black male in a dark-red station wagon is believed responsible for two armed robberies in one hour Saturday night in Chilliwack.

And he may be the same man who robbed the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre on North Parallel Road in Abbotsford at about 11:20 p.m.on Sunday.

Chilliwack RCMP and Abbotsford Police are working together to identify the suspect.

Chilliwack RCMP received reports of armed robberies at the Parkwood Motor Lodge on Young Street just after 10 p.m. Saturday and about 50 minutes later at the Popkum Esso on Yale Road East.

The suspect is described as about 25-35 years old, 5’10” to six feet tall, with a short black beard and a medium build.

At the time of the robberies, he was wearing a dark-coloured zip-up hooded jacket that may have had “Vancouver 2010” written on it. He was also wearing blue jeans and a light-coloured baseball cap.

He was seen leaving in a dark-red station wagon that was last reported heading toward Highway 1.

On Sunday, Abbotsford Police were called to the Ramada Inn by a similar robbery.

Chilliwack and Agassiz serious crime units are actively investigating the robberies.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611, the Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-TIPS. Tips can also be made online at www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca