Abbotsford police search for male suspect wanted for multiple offences and two witnesses of assault suspect

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      Abbotsford police are seeking to locate a male suspect wanted for several offences, as well as two witnesses who interacted with a male suspect who assaulted a woman at a mall.

      The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) stated today (February 10) that Travis Nigel Bragg is wanted for several offences, including assaulting an officer with a weapon, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, prohibited driving, and breach of a release order.

      Anyone who sees him is warned not to approach him but to instead call the APD at 604-859-5225 or 911.

      The Georgia Straight is contacting the APD for further details.

      Meanwhile, in a separate case, the APD is searching for two witnesses.

      The APD stated on February 5 that a woman was returning to her vehicle at 5:14 p.m. on February 2 when she discovered a male rummaging through her vehicle.

      When the woman confronted the male suspect, he struck her in the face several times. He then grabbed the woman’s purse and fled on foot.

      Police located the suspect not far away and arrested 48-year-old Thomas Edward Grace is in custody for assault and theft.

      After reviewing surveillance footage from the area, investigators identified two female patrons of the mall who the suspect had contact with on separate occasions.

      Abbotsford Police Department

      In the first video, the suspect approached and had a brief conversation with a woman at 5:08 p.m. as she used the CIBC automated banking machine. She was wearing a grey or denim-type top, a black skirt or shorts, and black boots.

      Abbotsford Police Department

      In the second video, a woman purchased a sandwich for the suspect at a Subway restaurant at the mall between 5 and 5:14 p.m. The woman has dark hair and was wearing glasses, a blue sweater, and black pants.

      Investigators would like to speak these witnesses. Anyone who can identify or locate these women, or have information about this incident, is asked to contact the APD at 604-859-5225 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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