VicPD cruiser
(courtesy VicPD)

VicPD arrested a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant last night after an assault at a Victoria business.

Around 6 p.m. on Monday, March 8th, VicPD officers were called to the 3000-block of Blanshard Street after they received reports of a man assaulting staff members and breaking a glass door.

According to police the man was confronted by a staff member after he was caught stealing items from the business.

The suspect responded by smashing the glass door of the business and fleeing.

The staff member suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Officers identified the suspect in corroboration with witness information and CCTV footage.

The suspect was then located at a temporary housing site in the 1900-block of Blanshard Street and arrested for assault.

VicPD additionally arrested the man on outstanding Canada-wide warrants for assault with a weapon relating to an incident in Vancouver.

Officers transported the man to cells at VicPD where he was held to await court.

This file remains under investigation.

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