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Staff Bear Sprayed Following Attempted Theft By Father and Son

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The owner of Canadian Tire, along with an employee, were both bear sprayed after attempting to stop a theft Monday morning.

Williams Lake RCMP staff Sergeant Del Byron says a 31 year old male entered the store and stole a winch while his 58 year old father waited outside in a get away vehicle in the parking lot at 10:54 am.

Staff attempted to stop the suspect and ended up outside of the store where they were bear sprayed.

The father and son duo were both arrested by RCMP.

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Previous to the incident, RCMP  arrested 11 people at 6:10 am after executing a search warrant on the 1100 block of Mackenzie Avenue North.

Byron says RCMP were alerted to a suspicious incident on the 600 Block of Pigeon Avenue where someone was trying doorknobs and footprints from a car where spotted.

RCMP were able to track the footprints from the recently fallen snow which led to the residence on Mackenzie Avenue.

Numerous stolen items including a John Deere wagon with 3 bags of ice and a shovel were recovered

One of the eleven individuals was charged with possession of stolen property under $5,000, theft under $5,000 and trespassing.

 

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