Abbotsford Police are appealing for public help in solving 17 street robberies between January 1st and last Friday.
The victims were confronted in public places and cell phones, cash, and jewelry were stolen.
Over one-third of the robberies took place on Saturdays, all were after 4pm, and they occured in various locations around the city.
Suspect descriptions have differed, with a variety of weapons produced, including knives and cutting shears.
The majority of the crimes include at least two and up to 8 suspects.
All but two of the victims have been young men.
Police say some of these are not random, but they want everyone to elevate their personal safety practices.