Victoria Police have arrested a woman after she reportedly robbed a store in downtown Victoria and assaulted the officer while they were trying to take her into custody.

At around 10 a.m. on Sunday July 5, officers responded to reports of a robbery with a weapon at a business in the 900-block of Douglas Street.

The suspect allegedly stole a number of items and then threatened to hurt a staff member with a weapon. The type of weapon she was using has not been made clear at this time.

By the time police arrived on site, the suspect had already fled the area.

She was then identified by officers and arrested in the 900 block of Pandora Ave about one hour after the initial robbery.

According to police the woman “assaulted a Patrol officer” during the arrest, and the officer sustained non-life threatening injuries but was able to work the rest of their shift.

The nature of this alleged assault and the extent of the ensuing injuries have not been made public by VicPD.

The suspect was then transported to VicPD cells where she was held for morning court.

She faces recommended charges of robbery with a weapon, assaulting a police officer, and obstructing a police officer.