North Battleford - Downtown robbery attempt results in injury

The victim of an attempted robbery in downtown North Battleford had to be treated at hospital early this morning, Thursday.

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Sept. 19, Battlefords RCMP responded to a complaint of an armed robbery of a person on the 1100 block of 101st Street in North Battleford.

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A lone male confronted the victim at a business and demanded the victim turn over any money he may have.

The victim refused and attempted to leave the area, receiving a minor wound from the assailant in the process.

Police responded to the area immediately, locating a 20-year-old male matching the description provided by the victim. This male was arrested without incident and is in RCMP custody.

The victim was treated at Battlefords Union Hospital for a non-life threatening injury. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

Media updates will be forthcoming once charges are laid.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Battlefords RCMP at 306-446-1720 or Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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