Two bank robberies in two days in Abbotsford

The incidents took place May 5 and 7 at banks on South Fraser Way

  • May. 8, 2015 5:00 p.m.
Suspect in a robbery at a bank in the 32400 block of South Fraser Way on May 5.

Suspect in a robbery at a bank in the 32400 block of South Fraser Way on May 5.

Abbotsford Police are investigating two bank robberies that occurred within two days this week.

The first incident was on Tuesday, May 5 at 6 p.m. at a bank in the 32400 block of South Fraser Way.

Const. Ian MacDonald said a man entered the branch, waited in line and approached a teller. He then produced a note, demanding cash, and implied that he had a weapon.

The suspect was wearing a baseball cap and glasses.

The second robbery was on Thursday, May 7 at 1:10 p.m. at a bank in the 32000 block of South Fraser Way.

The suspect (in photo at left) gave the teller a note, demanding cash, and showed a weapon in his waistband.

The culprits in both robberies are described as Caucasian men in their 30s with medium builds and between 5′ 10″ to six feet tall.

Police have released images obtained from video surveillance from both incidents.

MacDonald said banks in Abbotsford should review security protocols with staff, and all suspicious activity should be immediately reported to the police.

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