Trio robs Abbotsford hotel of cash after tying up employee

Incident took place early Tuesday morning in 32000 block of Marshall Road

  • Dec. 8, 2016 10:00 a.m.

A female robbery suspect is shown with the get-away vehicle outside a Marshall Road hotel that was targeted on Tuesday morning.

The Abbotsford Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred in a hotel early Tuesday morning in the 32000 block of Marshall Road.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the incident took place at about 4:40 a.m. Two men and a woman entered the hotel lobby and bound the hands of a male employee working at the front desk.

The worker was shaken up, but not injured, MacDonald said.

One of the men brandished an apparent handgun, and the trio took the cash register tray with them when they fled in a silver four-door Honda.

All three suspects were Caucasian.

One of the men was described as 5’ 8” with a slim build. He was 30 to 35 years old and was wearing a black jacket and light-coloured baseball cap and was holding what appeared to be a handgun.

The other man also had a slim build but was 25 to 35 years old. He was wearing dark clothing with a black T-shirt in his hand that he wrapped around his head and face just before committing the robbery.

That action can be viewed on security video that was obtained from the scene and which police have released in hopes of helping to identify the suspects.

The female suspect is described as 5’ 7’’ with a slim build. She was about 35 years old, with blonde or brown hair in a ponytail, and wearing blue jeans, a pink jacket, a striped shirt and carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspects is asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

 

Just Posted

Fire reported after five people observed throwing rocks through windows of business

Blaze broke out early Friday morning on Bourquin Crescent West in Abbotsford

Woman charged with attempted murder after Mission assault

Victim in hospital in stable condition after Maple Ridge woman allegedly attacks him

Holiday charity campaigns underway in Abbotsford

Christmas Bureau, Salvation Army and Cyrus Centre hope to reach fundraising goals

Police investigate apparent impaired-driving crash

Incident took place in Abbotsford on Thursday night

Permanent memorial at site of Abbotsford officer’s shooting

Memories remain for those working at shopping centre where Const. John Davidson was gunned down

SLIDESHOW: Championship Saturday set for Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament

Action from Thursday, plus details on all the games set for Columbia Bible College

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

UPDATED: Train collides with car in Maple Ridge

Mother and child both uninjured, track cleared at 11 a.m.

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

VIDEO: Pedestrian struck by vehicle caught on security camera

Incident points to danger on the roads not only in low light but also in bright sunshine

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

Most Read