Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021

File: 21-48641

Victoria, BC – Blaine Isherwood, a 27-year-old Victoria man, has been charged with robbery and assault with a weapon after a robbery and stabbing at a downtown Victoria business on Monday. He remains in custody.

Shortly after noon on Monday, December 6th, Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery and a stabbing at a business in the 1500-block of Vancouver Street. A man reportedly stole money from the store and, when confronted, he stabbed a staff member with a knife. The man then fled the area on foot.

Several Patrol officers attended and gathered a description of the suspect. However, the suspect was no longer in the area and was not located. The victim, a man, was transported to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives with VicPD’s Major Crime Unit and officers from VicPD’s Forensic Identification Services continued the investigation and a suspect was identified. On the morning of Tuesday, December 7th, VicPD’s Community Services Division officers located and arrested Blaine Isherwood in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue without incident. Officers transported him to VicPD cells where he was held for a bail hearing.

This incident remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident, please call our Report Desk at (250) 995-7654, extension 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.