Abbotsford Serial Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

Abbotsford, BC – On Friday, June 12, 2015, the Abbotsford Police Department’s Emergency Response Team arrested 28-year-old Briaden ROSCH in relation to four bank robberies committed in Langley since late April.

The APD, Langley RCMP, Surrey RCMP and other law enforcement agencies began working collaboratively on a series of bank robbery investigations where the same suspect was believed to be involved. Abbotsford Police Department Major Crime detectives and the Surrey RCMP Robbery Squad identified Briaden ROSCH as a suspect on June 10, 2015. The APD conducted surveillance on the Abbotsford resident which ultimately culminated in his arrest.

In collaboration with APD, Langley RCMP obtained search warrants which were executed at two Abbotsford residences connected to ROSCH and evidence including clothing, firearms and replica firearms were recovered.

In total, ROSCH is a suspect in eleven Lower Mainland bank robberies. Investigations into those other robberies are still on-going. APD investigators consider ROSCH a suspect in two Abbotsford bank robberies which took place in May. More charges are anticipated but public safety in the Lower Mainland has undoubtedly been greatly improved as a result of this significant arrest.

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