Abbotsford Police looking for vehicle of interest in December 15 arson

ABBOTSFORD Police announced on Tuesday that their Major Crime Unit (MCU) are looking for a vehicle of interest that was captured by area video surveillance in connection with the December 15 arson to a recently renovated business in the 2700-block of Bourquin Crescent.

The vehicle is believed to be a light-coloured 2000 to 2006 GMC Yukon with a faulty right brake light (see photos). Investigators are looking for information about that vehicle, its owner and any occupants on the morning of the arson.

In addition, detectives are looking for additional witnesses who have not yet spoken with police but were at the scene and filming the fire on their cellphones.

At 4:15 a.m. on December 15, a witness observed flames and smoke coming from the building. Sgt. Judy Bird told The VOICE last week that a Fruiticana grocery store was being set up in the building.

Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service crews battled the blaze which consumed a portion of the building and caused substantial smoke and water damage to the structure.

Shortly before the 911 call, five individuals, at least one of whom was a female, were observed throwing rocks at the windows of this business.
The witness immediately dialed 911 to report the fire. The witness also advised that the same suspects were last seen running westbound on Ventura Avenue after the fire began.

Witnesses and anyone with information about this arson should contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, send an email to or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.