Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested after assault at Victoria store
The suspect was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant that originated in Vancouver: (CTV News)
VICTORIA -- Victoria police arrested a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant Monday after he allegedly assaulted a store employee and stole items from the store.
The incident began around 6 p.m. at a business located in the 3000-block of Blanshard Street near Topaz Park.
Police were told that a man had entered the business and was believed to have stolen something from the store. When a staff member went to confront him, he reportedly attacked the employee, smashed a glass door of the business and fled the area.
VicPD officers then identified a suspect and located him at a temporary housing facility in the 1900-block of Blanshard Street.
He was arrested for the alleged assault as well as on an outstanding Canada-wide warrant that originated in Vancouver, where he is accused of assaulting someone with a weapon.
Police say the Victoria store employee received non-life threatening injuries in the encounter.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call VicPD at 250-995-7654 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.