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Machete and hatchet found on shoplifting suspect

15.04.2018 11:42
By: Cam Hallas

Multiple charges following 18th Street grocery store theft

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Brandon Police have recovered a number of weapons after responding to a shoplifting incident. 

At about 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, officers were contacted about a man stealing items at a grocery store in the 1500 block of 18th St.

Police said they attended, and found the suspect in a parking lot in the 1900 block of Richmond Ave.

According to police, the suspect was ordered to stop but fled on foot as officers approached.

He was arrested after a brief foot-chase.

Police said the suspect appeared to be high on drugs, and was found to be in possession of a machete and two knives.

Police said a search of the suspects backpack revealed a number of stolen items including a hatchet, four folding knives and numerous pieces of clothing and food items.

The suspect was lodged at the Correction Centre, and will appear in court on Sunday.