Delta Police Make Arrest in Robbery/Stabbing North Delta

Release Date/Time: November 18, 2017 3:20pm
Incident Date/Time: November 18,2017 12:30 p.m.
Location: 7200 blk 120th Street
DPD File: 17-25714

On November 18,2017, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Delta Police responded to the 7200 blk of 120th Street in relation to a stabbing that had just occurred at the Walmart. 

Initial investigation revealed that a Loss Prevention Officer was attempting to apprehend a shoplifter. The suspected shoplifter then stabbed the Loss Prevention Officer and fled on foot in a southerly direction from the store.

In minutes, Delta Police arrived on scene, established containment and deployed a K-9 unit.   Alert patrol officers observed a male loosely matching the description of the suspect in the 6900 blk of 120th Street. Officers approached the male and took him into custody without incident.

The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and has been transported to hospital for medical treatment.

The suspect, a male in his 20s of no fixed address, remains in custody. Charges police are recommending include robbery and breach of conditions. 

Fortunately Delta Police were able to resolve this incident in a short period of time apprehending the suspect removing further risk to the public.