Grande Prairie, Alberta: A male is in custody after a store employee was threatened with a hatchet, after confronting a male suspect believed to be stealing products from a grocery store.
This afternoon at approximately 2:20 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP were called to a robbery at a grocery store in the area of 99th St and 115th Ave. It is believed that a store employee confronted a male suspect who is believed to have stolen products from the store. When the male suspect was confronted he is alleged to have pulled a hatchet on the employee. The suspect then fled on foot. RCMP were immediately contacted and responded to the area. A short time later, the suspect was apprehended by police and taken into custody without incident. The suspect is known to police and was already wanted in relation to other on-going Criminal Code investigations. The store employee was not physically injured in the incident.
The suspect is a 36 year old Grande Prairie resident. He cannot be named until charges are formally brought before the courts. The suspect remains in custody awaiting a bail hearing.
Grande Prairie RCMP