On Monday, June 24 at 4:15 am a man entered a convenience store in the 3000 block of Immel Street. The man was wearing a welding mask to cover his face and held a metal bar in his hand. He demanded cash from the store staff and he opened both cash registers. The man fled the scene on foot after obtaining a small amount of money.
Abbotsford Police Patrol Division, K9 and Forensic officers attended the scene and began investigating the robbery. The Major Crime Unit joined the effort and within days a suspect was identified.
On Friday, June 28, the Abbotsford Police arrested 32 year old Clayton George Williscroft of Abbotsford. He has been charged with Robbery and Wearing a Disguise with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence.
Although robbery incidents are down over 50% in 2013 compared to 2012, it is always good practice for business owners and managers to target harden their operations. Crime prevention advice is available through our Community Policing Office 604-864-4814.