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Local business owner assaulted during shoplifting incident

A local man is facing charges after an altercation at Ferraro's last week, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Jan. 31, (at) around 4:20 p.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment were contacted by Ferraro Foods grocery store with a report of a male suspect for shoplifting and assaulting one of the owners," Wicentowich said. 

"The owner and another employee subdued the male suspect after the assault until the police officers arrived on scene," he added. "The male suspect was arrested and taken into police custody for shoplifting and assaulting the owner."

Wicentowich said the owner sought medical attention for injuries sustained inthe altercation.

"The Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment are pursuing charges against the male suspect, who will be making his first appearance at the Rossland Provincial Courthouse on April 4, 2019. 

"The male suspect has been placed on conditions to have no contact with the owner and not to go to the Ferraro Foods grocery store.  The Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment and Joint Crime Reduction Unit will monitor this male suspect and his activities in the community closely."