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Third motel robbery in Abbotsford in less than a month

This photo shows the Chevy pickup suspected to have been used as the getaway vehicle in a motel robbery Sunday night in Abbotsford.  -
This photo shows the Chevy pickup suspected to have been used as the getaway vehicle in a motel robbery Sunday night in Abbotsford.
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Another motel robbery has taken place in Abbotsford.

The latest one occurred on Sunday at about 10:30 p.m. in the 32100 block of Marshall Road.

Const. Ian MacDonald said a man kicked in the front door of the business and opened cupboards and drawers before demanding cash from the 65-year-old female clerk at the front desk.

He did not use a weapon.

The man then jumped in to the passenger side of a pickup truck parked outside and fled the scene.

The suspect (in photo at left) is described as a Caucasian man in his 40s with a medium build. He was wearing a hooded black rain jacket and jeans.

The vehicle is described as newer full-sized grey Chevrolet pickup. It has chrome light covers and damage to the right rear fender.

Two other motel robberies have taken place this month in Abbotsford.

The first was on Feb. 2 in the 1800 block of Sumas Way and the second was on Feb. 6 in the 32000 block of Marshall Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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