Friday, May 4, 2018

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested two men after being called for a report of an attempted knifepoint robbery at a downtown intersection yesterday evening.

Patrol officers were called to the intersection of View and Broad streets just before 8:30pm last night for a report that a man was brandishing a knife at two others. Officers flooded the area and discovered the victims and witnesses who pointed out the suspect who was in the process of leaving the area. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without further incident. The victims were not physically injured.

Further investigation led officers to seize a knife and take another man into custody for his involvement in the incident.

The two suspects were held in cells and officers are recommending charges for assault with a weapon and the possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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