Alleged shoplifter stabs store employee during confrontation at west London Walmart
Published Wednesday, January 27, 2021 1:31PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:59PM EST
Walmart on Hyde Park Road in London, Ont. on Jan. 27, 2021. (Sean Irvine/CTV London)
LONDON, ONT. -- A 29-year-old London woman has been charged with armed robbery after allegedly stabbing a Walmart employee during a shoplifting incident.
Police say the suspect tried to leave the Walmart at Hyde Park Road and Fanshawe Park Road around 1 p.m. Tuesday with some concealed items.
A loss prevention officer approached her and that's when police say she pulled out a knife and stabbed the employee.
The victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital.
The suspect fled but was tracked down to a Blackacres Boulevard residence by the K9 unit and arrested.
The accused is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.