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Gatineau police say a mall security guard attempted to stop the man and woman who were suspected of shoplifting from one of the mall’s stores. The 51-year-old guard suffered a heart attack and had CPR administered. He was in critical condition Thursday afternoon at a Gatineau hospital.
His name was not being released at this time, said Const. Isabelle Poirier.
The woman was apprehended by the security guard’s co-workers. The man fled the Maloney Boulevard mall and was later apprehended at a nearby arena, based on descriptions from eyewitnesses, said police.
Randy Sicard, 43, of Gatineau faces charges of robbery, possession of stolen property and breaking the terms of parole. He is to re-appear in court on March 10.
Cheryl Ward, 40, of Gatineau faces charges of robbery, possession of stolen property, breaking the terms of parole and obstructing justice. Assault charges may also be laid against the suspects, police said.