Charges laid against suspect, 24, as Dixie Mall stabbing victim recovers

A Fantastic Flea Market vendor was stabbed at Dixie Mall on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 and is in the trauma unit with serious injuries. A suspect was arrested nearby by the Peel Police tactical unit. (Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post)
A Fantastic Flea Market vendor was stabbed at Dixie Mall on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 and is in the trauma unit with serious injuries. A suspect was arrested nearby by the Peel Police tactical unit. (Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post)
A 70-year-old Burlington man remains in hospital – now in stable condition – after he was stabbed during a robbery at a south Mississauga mall.
The man’s injuries are non-life threatening, said Peel Regional Police Const. Lori Murphy.
Emergency crews were sent to Dixie Outlet Mall at 3:55 p.m. Sunday, where it was believed two men may have been knifed at the Fantastic Flea Market in the mall’s basement.
It turns out only one man, a vendor, was stabbed, after he stepped in to stop the suspect from fleeing the South Service Rd. mall.
The robbery victim, a 36-year-old Oakville man, is a jewellery vendor who was assaulted and treated on scene by Peel Paramedics.
Tactical officers nabbed the suspect – who is originally from Mississauga – at a home near Lakeshore Rd., thanks to tips from the public.

Jesse James Rigo, 24, of no fixed address, is charged with robbery, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, and breaching probation.

A jewellery store on the mall’s main level was robbed at gunpoint last Friday. The armed female suspect remains at large.
Anyone with information regarding either case can phone central robbery unit investigators at (905) 453-2121 ext. 3410 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.
-Kelly Roche
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