16-year-old youth arrested in attempted robbery in Abbotsford (update)

ABBOTSFORD Police announced on Thursday that their General Investigation Section have arrested a 16-year-old youth in relation to an attempted robbery at knife-point that occurred in the neighbourhood of Auguston at approximately 7 p.m. on January 4.

A 17-year-old girl was walking near the corner of Blauson Boulevard and Auguston Parkway when a person emerged from the bushes, threatened her with a knife and demanded money. A man, who was walking his dog nearby, noticed what was happening and interrupted the robbery. The suspect fled on foot. The victim was not seriously injured.

Police said the investigation has shown that this was not a random attack as the suspect and victim were known to each other. Police thanked the public and media for their assistance with this investigation.