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North Edmonton liquor store employee seriously injured after being stabbed after alleged theft

Police tape can be seen outside an Edmonton liquor store in the area of 97 Street and 160 Avenue on Thursday night.
Police tape can be seen outside an Edmonton liquor store in the area of 97 Street and 160 Avenue on Thursday night. Sarah Kraus/ Global News

Two suspects have been arrested after a liquor store employee was seriously injured when he was stabbed in a north Edmonton parking lot on Thursday night.

Police said officers were called to the stabbing at about 9:25 p.m.

Investigators believe a man stole several bottles of alcohol from a liquor store in the area of 97 Street and 160 Avenue before running out of the store. According to police, a man working at the liquor store ran outside and confronted the suspect in a parking lot. They said an altercation ensued and the store employee was stabbed.

Police said the suspect was arrested at the scene and officers continued looking for a second suspect. Police said the second suspect, a woman, was taken into custody on Friday morning. They said charges are pending but did not provide further details.

The Edmonton Police Service’s robbery unit has taken over the investigation.

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Police tape can be seen at a north Edmonton bank in the area of 97 Street and 160 Avenue near where a liquor store employee was reportedly stabbed while trying to confront a thief.
Police tape can be seen at a north Edmonton bank in the area of 97 Street and 160 Avenue near where a liquor store employee was reportedly stabbed while trying to confront a thief. Sarah Kraus/ Global News