Woman charged after stabbing at Winnipeg grocery store

A 31-year-old woman has been charged after a grocery store security guard was stabbed in Winnipeg.
Police say a 31-year-old woman tried to steal $200 worth of items from a North End Winnipeg grocery store, and stabbed a security guard who attempted to stop her. (Darren Bernhardt/CBC)

A 31-year-old woman has been charged in connection to the stabbing of a grocery store security guard in Winnipeg.

Police said the woman went into the store, on the 500 block of Mountain Avenue, back on June 14 then tried to leave without paying for about $200 worth of items.

The store’s loss prevention officer (LPOfollowed her outside and attempted to take her into custody but the woman pulled out a knife and stabbed the officer in the upper body, causing significant injury, police said.

Police located and arrested the woman on Monday in the area of Midland Street and Saskatchewan Avenue.

She is charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Two counts of assault with a weapon​
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Uttering threats
  • Failure to comply with a probation order

The woman has been detained in custody.