A person had his car stolen after being threatened with a knife while getting groceries Wednesday evening, according to police.

A male victim reported he was loading groceries into his vehicle in a parking lot in the 2900 block of Eighth Street East when a man entered the vehicle and held a knife to him, police say.

The victim got out of the vehicle and a physical altercation occurred with suspect, who stole the vehicle, police say. The victim received a minor injury and was treated at the scene.

Early Thursday morning, patrol officers found the stolen vehicle parked on Betts Avenue in a parking lot with a 26-year-old occupant who was taken into custody without incident, police say.

“If you do find yourself in a situation like that we want people to try and remain calm, as difficult as that might be,” police spokesperson Kelsie Fraser said.

“Try and do what they say, remove yourself from the situation ... Vehicles, valuables can be replaced, but personal safety can’t.”