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Ventura Police arrest 26-year-old man for threatening loss prevention agent with knife outside local Vons

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. – Police arrested a 26-year-old man Saturday night for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon after being confronted by a loss prevention agent at Vons, according to the Ventura Police Department.

Around 9:28 p.m. on Saturday, the department's Command Center said it received multiple calls of someone threatening people with a knife in the 1200 block of South Victoria Avenue, including a loss prevention agent at Vons who also reported a robbery.

According to police, the loss prevention agent confronted the reported man for hiding a bottle of alcohol on his person while inside the store and demanded the bottle back at the store's doors.

The man pulled out a knife and swung it at the loss prevention agent who was unharmed and followed the man out of the store while speaking with police dispatch and providing updates on the man's location, police said.

Police said officers took the man into custody and booked him for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon at the Ventura County Jail.

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