Victoria police officer assaulted in arrest of armed-robbery suspect

Victoria police allege a woman suspected of using a weapon to rob a Douglas Street business Sunday morning assaulted an officer while being arrested about an hour later.

Police responded to a report of a robbery with a weapon in the 900-block of Douglas Street, near Broughton Street, about 10 a.m. Sunday.

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The robber was gone by the time police arrived, but officers were able to identify a suspect.

About an hour later, they spotted the suspect on Pandora Avenue. An officer was injured during the arrest, but was able to complete the remainder of the day’s shift.

The woman is facing charges of robbery with a weapon, assaulting a police officer and obstructing a police officer.

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