Sidney/North Saanich RCMP have arrested a woman after she tried to steal a cell phone and then threatened to stab BC Ferries staff members with a knife.
On October 9, officers responded to the Swartz Bay ferry terminal after it was alleged that a woman had tried to rob another passenger’s cell phone.
An altercation took place after the victim refused to give the woman their phone which resulted in BC Ferries staff intervening.
The woman then threatened to stab the ferry staff and later fled on foot from the terminal.
While police officers were responding they received another call that the woman was attempting to break into a nearby residence in the Lands End area.
Police officers located the woman at which point police officers made contact and de-escalated the situation. The woman relinquished the knife and was arrested without incident.
“The officers in this situation used good judgement and relied upon sound de-escalation techniques to address a very agitated individual. I am glad to report that this situation was resolved without anyone being harmed.” said Corporal Andres Sanchez of the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP.
The woman, a resident of Victoria, was held in police custody and the RCMP are recommending several charges including Robbery, Mischief, Assault with a Weapon, and Break and Enter.