Suspect arrested after using machete to rob Canadian Tire: West Shore RCMP

2022-05-29 02:53:29 By : Ms. Annie Zhang

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West Shore RCMP has arrested a man a few days after he brandished a machete and robbed a Canadian Tire in Langford.

The incident took place on November 1 when RCMP officers received a report of a robbery at approximately 7:30 p.m.

The man, identified as 32-year-old John Crawford of Langford, reportedly brandished a machete and challenged staff after he was confronted for allegedly shoplifting.

Before RCMP officers arrived on scene, the man fled through the receiving door, with a nail-pulling tool, and jumped a fence.

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No staff were physically harmed during the incident.

On Thursday morning, West Shore RCMP say they the Crime Reduction Unit was able to locate Crawford and arrest him without incident.

A detailed report was forwarded to BC Prosecution Service who has approved criminal charges against Crawford.

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