Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

File: 21-10135

Victoria, BC – Patrol officers arrested a man yesterday afternoon after he stole items from a Victoria business and brandished a knife toward staff.

At 1:15 p.m. on Monday, March 15th, Patrol officers were called to a business in the 3000-block of Blanshard Street for a report of a man with a weapon. The suspect was reported to have stolen items from the business and then brandished a knife toward staff. The suspect then fled the area on foot.

Patrol officers attended and began their search for the suspect. With the assistance of store staff, officers located the suspect climbing a fence in the 600-block of Manchester Road. Officers arrested the man without further incident.

The man was transported to cells at VicPD where he was held to await court. In addition to being arrested for assault with a weapon, theft, and breach of an undertaking, the man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to attend court on an unrelated matter.

This file remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident and have not spoken with investigators, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.