Updated: Saber-wielding robber tracked down and arrested

A woman was tracked down and arrested after someone robbed the Big Eddy Market Tuesday morning.

A woman was tracked down and arrested after someone robbed the Big Eddy Market Tuesday morning.

Police said a woman brandishing a saber entered the store and robbed the lone employee of the proceeds from the cash register.

As she left, the employee gave chase while a customer called the police. Someone else took up the chase until police eventually arrived and took over. They pursued the woman until she attempted to hide inside a home.

Police secured the residence and arrested the woman. The stolen money and saber were recovered.

Vince Sessa, the owner of the Big Eddy Market, said the woman was covered up to conceal her identity and was carrying a fairly large sword. “It was enough to hurt somebody,” he said.

He said it was a scary situation and he was glad nobody got hurt. The amount taken was a few hundred dollars.

“I wasn’t worried about the money,” he said.

No one was injured during the incident and the RCMP thanked those who helped track the woman until police arrived. Victim Services is working those involved.

A 32-year-old is now being held in custody until she appears in court. She is being charged with uttering threats, robbery and possession of a dangerous weapon.

 

 

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