Knife pulled on employees during theft at Canadian Tire in Burlington
Published July 26, 2022 at 11:23 am
This past weekend, police attended a Canadian Tire in Burlington after a knife was pulled on employees during a theft.
The incident occurred on July 24 at approximately 4:30 p.m. at the Canadian Tire location on Guelph Line in Burlington.
Constable Ryan Anderson, Media Relations Officer for Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS), told insauga that the accused entered the store and selected various items such as a hatchet and screwdriver and then left without paying.
Anderson said the accused was confronted by an employee outside of the store and the accused began to run away.
According to Anderson, the employee followed and was joined by a second employee. At that time, the accused waved the hatchet at the employees before discarding it and continuing to flee.
Anderson said the accused then threw the stolen screwdriver at the employees, but it did not hit them.
The employees continued following the accused, who then produced a knife and opened it toward them and threatened them with it.
The accused then left the scene and entered an underground parking lot nearby and he was not followed further by the employees, according to Anderson.
Police attended the scene and located the accused, who was a 40-year-old male of no fixed address, who was hiding in the lot.
Anderson says he was arrested and charged with the robbery, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, carrying concealed weapon, uttering threats to cause bodily harm (2 counts), assault with a weapon (3 counts), fail to comply with order and possession of a weapon contrary to an order (2 counts).
According to Anderson, all items stolen were recovered and no physical injuries were reported to the police.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising