Police investigate suspicious disappearance of Lethbridge man
Published Friday, February 1, 2013 11:49AM MST
Last Updated Friday, February 1, 2013 6:16PM MST
Lethbridge Regional Police are looking for a man who left his home on Thursday morning for work and has not been seen since.
Police say Matthew Aaron Robillard, 25, left his west Lethbridge home to go to work at a bank in Picture Butte on January 31, 2013 at about 7:30 a.m.
He did not arrive at the bank and investigators say he has not been seen since leaving his home.
Robillard was driving a grey 2012 four-door Honda Civic, license plate BHM-0599.
Police say the vehicle was seen in Calgary at around 11:30 a.m. and recovered several hours after it was found abandoned in a northeast Calgary industrial area.
Investigators are treating Robillard’s disappearance as suspicious and are working to piece together his movements from the time he left home to the time his vehicle was recovered.
Robillard is described as:
- Caucasian male
- Approximately 183 cm or six feet tall
- 91 Kg or 200 lbs.
- Clean shaven
- Short brown hair
- Brown eyes
- Last seen wearing a blue dress shirt, dark coloured dress pants, a brown casual jacket and black dress shoes
Family and friends began searching for Robillard on Thursday night checking gas stations, stores and farm houses along his route.
"How do you not do something when you know the family, and you know they're sitting at home waiting for feedback and the police can only do so much they need people out on the ground," said friend Tavis Tidmarsh.
Robillard's church has organized a massive search party for this weekend and will be covering all of the main routes between Lethbridge and Calgary. They have even managed to arrange for the use of two planes and a helicopter to search from the air.
Police are asking anyone with information about Robillard or his to contact police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.