A man and a woman were arrested Sunday after a Quadra Village store was robbed at knifepoint, according to police.
Officers and a VicPD K9 team were called to a store in the 2600-block of Quadra Street just after 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 for a report of an armed robbery.
Police said when officers arrived and spoke with staff, they learned that a man and a woman had been seen taking items from the shelves and placing them inside their coats.
When staff confronted them, the woman reportedly brandished a knife. Staff backed away and the man and woman fled the store. No one was physically injured in the incident police said.
Officers viewed in-store video surveillance and began to search for the suspects.
Police said VicPD K9 PSD (police service dog) Zender and his human partner located the male suspect a short distance away.
The man was arrested with the assistance of additional officers. Several knives were located on his person when he was searched, police said.
Officers located the female suspect nearby a short time later. Police said she refused to comply with officers’ directions and attempted to fight with officers as she was arrested. She was taken into custody and searched. A knife was also located in her possession, according to police.
The man and woman were transported to VicPD cells where they were held for morning court. Police have not released their names.