A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after stealing items from a Victoria business and brandished a knife at staff.

According to VicPD, the incident occurred at a business in the 3000-block of Blanshard Street on March 16th.

Staff reported to police the suspect stolen items from the business and then brandished a knife at them and then fled the area on foot.

Police searched the area, and with the assistance of store staff, officers located the suspect climbing a fence in the 600-block of Manchester Road.

He was arrested 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,” VicPD said in a media statement.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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