An employee of a Guildford department store is mending from stab wounds after trying to stop a robbery.
Surrey RCMP were called to The Bay at Guildford Town Centre on Tuesday evening with a report of a stabbing in the 10355 152 Street retail complex.
When Mounties arrived, they found a 29-year-old man suffering from stab wounds to his upper body. He was taken to hospital and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police said the victim is an employee of The Bay and was attempting to apprehend a suspected shoplifter when the altercation broke out.
During the struggle, the employee was stabbed several times, but was able to control the suspect until mall security arrived.
Surrey RCMP subsequently arrested the 34-year-old man suspected of stabbing the employee. Recommendation of charges is pending.
Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca