Police seek witnesses following incident at West Park Mall in Quesnel…

QUESNEL, BC: Police in Quesnel are asking for witnesses to come forward following an incident at West Park Mall…

The events began on October 29, when a woman allegedly entered the GR Baker Memorial Hospital and subsequently stole a worker’s jacket, purse, and wallet. The woman then attended a second business and stole another worker’s credit cards from her wallet.

The woman had then attended four businesses and made numerous fraudulent purchases using the credit cards belonging to both victims.

When the woman was making several fraudulent purchases at a business in the West Park Mall, the employee became suspicious and called security. When the security guard identified himself and tried to detain the woman, she attempted to run out of the mall.

The security guard grabbed the woman as she exited the door and a struggle ensued. The security guard held her on the ground until police arrived.

Police are investigating the actions of the security guard during the detention of the woman as well as the criminal activity leading up to the incident.

A citizen downloaded a cell phone video that captured part of the incident between the security guard and the woman. Investigators are seeking the person who took the video, as well as the male citizen that tried to intervene during the event, to contact the police.

If you witnessed this incident on October 29, 2020, and have information to the investigation, you are encouraged to call the Quesnel RCMP at (250)992-9211.

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