Police were called out at about 2 p.m. yesterday to the store in the 400-block of Dominion Street.
A representative of the store confronted a female shoplifter who had concealed merchandise and was attempting to leave. The merchandise was recovered, however the staff member was assaulted before the suspect fled. A call was immediately placed to police and a description was provided.
Members of the Downtown Safety Unit located a woman matching the description of the suspect near Second Avenue and George Street. The woman was arrested without incident. The suspect was found in possession of a knife, contrary to a current probation order.
Jesse Lynn Giroux of Prince George has been charged by the BC Prosecution Service with assault and failing to comply with a probation order.
Police would like to remind the public not to confront shoplifters, as personal safety is more important than property. Call police immediately.