Two McDonald’s outlets robbed in Abbotsford

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Abbotsford : On Wednesday, May 28 at 3:35 am, two men attended a McDonald’s restaurant in the 2100 block of Whatcom Road.  One man proceeded inside while the second appeared to keep watch outside. The suspect, described as a man in his 20’s, over 6’0” tall and with a medium build, located a restaurant manager inside the business and made demands for cash.  The manager was struck several times during the encounter.  Both suspects fled from the business and the manager contacted police.  The 39 year old victim was transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

On Friday, May 30 at 4:25 am, two men entered a McDonald’s in the 32900 block of South Fraser Way.  They made demands for cash from a 36 year old manager of the restaurant.  The suspects fled and the manager received treatment for minor injuries at scene.  The suspects are described as men in their 20’s, one Caucasian and one possibly South Asian.

The Major Crime Unit of the Abbotsford Police Department is investigating both incidents.  It is believed that they are related.   Business owners should elevate their safety protocols and ensure that all security equipment is functioning.  We are asking citizens to report any suspicious activity around businesses, particularly late at night and in the early morning hours.

Anyone with information about these incidents should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.