Date: Monday, November 9, 2020

File: 20-44515

Victoria, BC – A man and woman were both arrested yesterday after a report that they robbed a Quadra Village store at knifepoint.

Patrol officers and a VicPD K9 team were called to a store in the 2600-block of Quadra Street just after 8:30 p.m. last night for a report of an armed robbery. When officers arrived and spoke with staff, they learned that a man and a woman had been observed taking items from the shelves and placing them inside their coats. When staff confronted them, the woman brandished a knife. Staff backed away and the man and woman fled the store. No one was physically injured in the incident.

Officers viewed in-store video surveillance and began to search for the suspects.

VicPD K9 PSD Zender and his human partner located the male suspect a short distance away. The man was arrested with the assistance of additional Patrol officers. Several knives were located on his person when he was searched.

Patrol officers also located the female suspect nearby a short time later. She refused to comply with officers’ directions and attempted to fight with officers as she was arrested. She was taken into custody and searched. A knife was also located on her person.

The man and woman were transported to VicPD cells where they were held for morning court.