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Video released of man robbing Abbotsford vape store at gunpoint

Police ask for public’s help to identify suspect from incident on Jan. 14

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) has released a video in hopes of identifying the suspect in a robbery that occurred Jan. 14 at a vape shop.

Sgt. Paul Walker, media relations officer with the APD, said the incident took place at about 9:30 p.m. in the 31700 block of South Fraser Way.

He said a man entered the store, showed a gun, and walked away after getting cash and merchandise. The store clerk was not injured, Walker said.

The suspect is described as a white man who was wearing all-black clothing, distinct tan-colored shoes, and carrying a green cloth bag from the Dollarama store.

Major crime investigators are looking for witnesses and dashcam footage from anyone travelling in the area been 9 and 10 p.m. on the day of the robbery. Those who can help are asked to call the APD at t 604-859-5225.

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A man robbed a vape store in Abbotsford on Jan. 14. (Screenshot from video)
The suspect in the robbery of an Abbotsford vape store on Jan. 14 was wearing tan-coloured shoes.
The suspect in the robbery of an Abbotsford vape store on Jan. 14 loaded items into a green Dollarama store cloth bag. (Screenshot from video)

Vikki Hopes

About the Author: Vikki Hopes

I have been a journalist for almost 40 years, and have been at the Abbotsford News since 1991.
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