Walmart Employee Stabbed Trying to Prevent Theft

By James Peters / Chad Harris
November 9, 2015 - 8:00pm Updated: November 12, 2015 - 12:35am

A Walmart loss prevention officer is recovering today after he was stabbed while doing his job.

Corporal Cheryl Bush says Kamloops RCMP were called to the Kamloops Walmart in the early evening.

"It was just after 5:30 p.m. when a loss prevention officer attempted to apprehend a male who left the store without paying for merchandise," said Bush. "The male suspect then stabbed the loss prevention officer and fled on foot."

A 19-year-old man was tracked down and arrested a short distance away from the store.

Bush says the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Royal Inland Hospital for treatment.

The suspect is facing a series of charges, but Bush says anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact police.

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