Update: Penticton woman injured in downtown robbery

One person was taken to hospital around 1 p.m. today with injuries in an unconfirmed stabbing and robbery in downtown Penticton.

RCMP officers examine a section in the 300-block of Robinson Street early Monday afternoon in connection with an unconfirmed report of a stabbing and robbery. Police say one person was taken to Penticton Regional Hospital in connection with the incident but did not release any further details.

RCMP officers examine a section in the 300-block of Robinson Street early Monday afternoon in connection with an unconfirmed report of a stabbing and robbery. Police say one person was taken to Penticton Regional Hospital in connection with the incident but did not release any further details.

RCMP said an employee of the Riverside Starbucks was taking a store deposit to a downtown bank in Penticton when she was robbed.

“She was approached by an unknown person who cut the strap off the Mountain Equipment Co-op briefcase that contained the cash and in that action of trying to cut it and steal it, cut the person’s arm,” said Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth.

The victim was only able to describe the robber as wearing dark clothing. RCMP said about $2,500 was stolen and the woman suffered a serious, but non-life threatening, cut on her arm.

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One person was taken to hospital around 1 p.m. today with injuries in an unconfirmed stabbing and robbery in downtown Penticton.

Penticton RCMP Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth said someone was being treated at Penticton Regional Hospital adding only that the matter is under investigation.

Penticton Fire Rescue was initially dispatched to the west side of the 300-block of Robinson Street just south of Il Vecchio Delicatessen for a first response medical call.

Uniformed and plain clothes police officers arrived a short time later and were checking the sidewalk where there were what appeared to be blood stains.

It is believed the injured person was a woman. What, if anything, was taken is unknown at this time.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

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