A woman brandishing a fake handgun is accused of trying to rob a Saskatoon restaurant and biting her holdup victim in a scuffle.

Police in Saskatoon said officers were dispatched at 7:20 p.m. Thursday to an eatery on the 1600 block of 33rd Street West.

Once there, they learned that an adult woman had entered the restaurant and gone to the back of the business where she attacked a man with the butt end of an imitation handgun. She also demanded cash from the man.

They said the victim responded by overpowering the woman, with the help of another man. During the scuffle the victim suffered a bite.

Police were able to arrest the suspect. She was charged with a number of offences, including:

  • Armed robbery.
  • Assault with a weapon.
  • Pointing a firearm.
  • Possessing a dangerous weapon.
  • Using a firearm in an offence.
  • Breaching conditions of supervision order.

Police said the suspect was in custody and would remain in custody at least until her first court appearance, set for Friday.

They noted the victim was given medical attention by EMS at the scene.