Two pharmacy robberies in Abbotsford

One suspect is arrested, while police try to track down a second one.

Abbotsford Police have arrested a man in connection with a pharmacy robbery and are trying to track down a suspect in a second similar incident.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the first robbery occurred on Jan. 12 just after 5 p.m. at a drug store in the 2900 block of Gladwin Road. A man produced a knife and obtained an undisclosed amount of money and a variety of drugs before fleeing in a vehicle.

MacDonald said crime analysts and investigators with the major crime unit identified potential suspects. A search warrant was executed at the residence of one of them on Tuesday, resulting in the arrest of a 33-year-old South Asian man. Charges are pending.

The second robbery took place on Sunday (Feb. 26) at about 1:45 p.m. and involved a Caucasian man who also produced a knife.

The man fled on foot with a variety of drugs.

He is described as six feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark hoodie that was cinched around his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225.