Submitted. This morning at 9:00 am, a 6 year old boy was riding his bike in the 5900 block of Riverside Street. A red 90’s Honda Civic hatchback with a loud exhaust stopped in front of him. The vehicle was occupied by two Caucasian men. The passenger, who was described as being in his 30’s with short brown hair, a beard and wearing a white long sleeved shirt, demanded the child come closer and give the men his bike. The boy wisely ran and located his mother. She attempted to confront the men but the vehicle quickly drove away. Abbotsford Police Patrol Division officers conducted searches and canvassed neighbouring homes and businesses, however, the suspects were not located.
The incident is obviously concerning and the investigation is continuing. We want to encourage people to report suspicious activities in their neighbourhoods and for parents to review personal safety tips with their children. This young boy did an excellent job of being alert, being aware, keeping his distance and seeking help when he suspected trouble.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the Abbotsford Police Department at
604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd).