November 24, 2021 Media Release

Robbery - Arrest: C21-274274

On November 23, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Central District General Patrol officers responded to the report of a male seriously assaulted in the 600 block of Main Street.

Officers located an adult male who was bleeding and unconscious. The victim in his fifties was transported to hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable condition.

It was determined that the accused and the victim were previously unknown to each other when the accused approached the victim and stole his walking cane. The victim was subsequently assaulted with the cane, and the accused fled on foot. While police were still on scene, bystanders pointed out the accused, who had returned to the area.

John Peter HARPER, 31, was taken into custody and charged with: Robbery and Assault with a Weapon. He was detained in custody.


Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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