Man robs clothing store, threatens staff with knife, found by canine unit: police
Chris Thomson, CTV Kitchener
Published Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:58AM EDT
A 58-year-old Guelph man is facing multiple charges after a reported robbery involving threats to store employees with a knife.
Police received reports of a suspect entering a clothing store on Eramosa Road on Friday around 6 p.m.
The man allegedly took 15 items from an outdoor clothing rack and fled on foot.
Store employees confronted the man and were threatened by him with a knife, according to reports.
Police say officers later arrived, deployed a canine unit, located and chased the suspect still on the road before the man eventually surrendered and arrested.
He is facing charges of theft under $5,000, uttering threats, and breach of probation.
The man was held in custody pending a bail hearing.