15-year-old girl arrested after allegedly robbing liquor store: VPD

May 29 2020, 11:43 am

Vancouver police officers said they recently arrested a 15-year-old girl after she allegedly robbed a liquor store on the city’s west side and pulled a knife on the store’s employee when she was confronted.

In a brief on Friday, VPD said officers responded to the store, after staff reported that someone had walked out with several bottles of alcohol. Const. Tania Visintin confirmed with Daily Hive that the incident happened on Tuesday, May 26, around 9 pm.

Police said that during the incident, an employee confronted the suspected thief, asking them to pay for the alcohol.

In response, “the suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and pointed it at the employee, threatening to hurt them, then turned and fled.”

When officers arrived at the store, they searched and “found the suspect hiding in a lane, who initially refused to identify themselves or provide any identification.”

Ultimately, the girl was identified, and police arrested her on charges of theft, utter threats, obstruct peace officer, and assault with a weapon.

Police said the total value of the 13 bottles she stole was almost $900.

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