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Guildford Mall employee stabbed after trying to catch alleged shoplifter

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DH Vancouver Staff Feb 17, 2016 7:31 am

An employee of Hudson’s Bay in Guildford Town Centre Mall was stabbed on Tuesday night after trying to catch an alleged shoplifter, according to the Surrey RCMP.

At around 6 p.m., police responded to a report of a stabbing in the parking lot of the mall at 10355 152nd Street. A 29-year-old man was found with stab wounds to his arms and upper body and he was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigations suggest the victim was trying to stop the alleged shoplifter and a fight broke out, during which time he was stabbed multiple times. Still, he was able to control the suspect until security guards arrived to help.

A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charges are pending.

If you have further information, call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

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