Abbotsford: A suspect broke into a home in the 35200 block of Christina Place on May 15. Inside that home was a 13 year old boy who was playing on an electronic device. The suspect was rummaging through the home and taking valuables when he ultimately encountered the boy. Instead of fleeing from the residence the suspect locked the 13 year old in the bathroom for a short period of time. Then, he forced the boy to accompany him through the house in a search for more valuables before eventually putting him back in the bathroom. The suspect fled with several electronics from the home.
Abbotsford Police Department described the suspect as a clean-shaven, Caucasian male in his 20’s, 5’8” tall with a medium build and short, dark brown hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket and jeans.
Investigators with the APD have attempted to identify the suspect and have worked with other jurisdictions regarding this unique modus operandi.