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Man tries to steal $30,000 worth of collector cards, assaults witness in Abbotsford

Man tries to steal $30,000 worth of collector cards, assaults witness in Abbotsford

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ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) – Police in Abbotsford are hoping you can help them find a man who assaulted another, as he tried to steal tens of thousands of dollars worth of collector cards. On Friday at about 4 p.m. the suspect went into a store on Gladys Avenue near George Ferguson Way and asked to see a binder that contained $30,000 worth of “Dual Lands” Magic Cards. “He grabbed the binder and fled from the store on foot,” explains Sgt. Judy Bird. “As he was fleeing the store, a witness chased after him. He dropped the binder, turned around, and punched the customer in the face.” The suspect then ran away. Bird says the store clerk was not hurt. “There was a counter between the suspect and the clerk, so he wasn’t able to go after the suspect himself.” “We have a variety of dif
Abbotsford anti-gang program to lose funding as kids head back to school

Abbotsford anti-gang program to lose funding as kids head back to school

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Amid growing concern about gang violence across the Lower Mainland, a key anti-gang program in Abbotsford, B.C. is losing its funding.The In It Together program, operated by Abbotsford Community Services, has been funded for the last five years through a grant with Public Safety Canada.LISTEN: Abbotsford anti-gang program to lose funding as kids head back to school That funding runs out in September. The group has applied to have it renewed, but there’s a problem: even if they’re accepted, the next funding window doesn’t kick in until April.This leaves a six-month gap, in which In It Together will have to wind down the front-line services it offers to about 100 at-risk youth in the city. READ MORE: Abbotsford cops seize assault rifle, fentan