Sidney/North Saanich RCMP arrest robbery suspect

Sidney North Saanich

2021-10-12 17:25 PDT

File # 2021-4928

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP arrest robbery suspect

Sidney/North Saanich RCMP located and arrested a woman after she tried to steal a cell phone and threatened to stab BC Ferries staff members with a knife.

On October 9, 2021 Police officers responded to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal after it was alleged that a woman had tried to rob another passenger of their cell phone. An altercation took place after the victim refused to give the woman their phone which resulted in BC Ferries staff intervening. The woman then threatened to stab members of the BC Ferries staff and fled on foot from the terminal.

While police officers were responding they received another call that the woman was attempting to break into a nearby residence in the Lands End area. Police officers located the woman at which point police officers made contact and de-escalated the situation. The woman relinquished the knife and was arrested without incident.

This was a dynamic and dangerous situation for everyone involved. Whenever a suspect brandishes a weapon, police officers are forced to make split second decisions. The officers in this situation used good judgement and relied upon sound de-escalation techniques to address a very agitated individual. I am glad to report that this situation was resolved without anyone being harmed. said Corporal Andres Sanchez, Media Relations Officer with the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP.

RCMP will be submitting the results of the investigation to the BC Prosecution Service for assessment of appropriate charges which may include: Robbery, Mischief, Assault with a Weapon, and Break and Enter.

Released by

Cpl. Andres Sanchez Flores

Media Relations Officer
Sidney North Saanich RCMP
Office: 250-656-3931
Fax: 250-656-8139


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