Submitted. On Saturday, July 20 at 9:00 pm a taxi driver contacted the Abbotsford Police Department to report that he had just been robbed by a customer. The 52 year old driver had picked up his fare minutes earlier from the Bourquin Bus Exchange and was only a few blocks away near Ware Street and Ravine Way when the suspect pulled a knife and demanded cash. The suspect fled on foot immediately after the robbery.
The suspect was described as a clean shaven Caucasian male in his 20’s, 5’10” with short dark hair. He was wearing black pants, a black hoodie style track jacket, white shoes and a patterned grey t-shirt. Abbotsford Police investigators obtained surveillance video from the area which captured images of the suspect just before he got into the taxi.
The description also matches a robbery suspect from an attempted robbery at a gas station in the 2900 block of Immel Street on Monday, July 15 at 10:45 pm. In that incident the suspect produced a knife and demanded cash from two employees. He was chased from the store by a 66 year old male employee brandishing a golf club.
Anyone with information about these incidents or the suspect captured in the surveillance photos should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.