July 15, 2018 4:26 pm
Updated: July 15, 2018 4:30 pm

Man charged after threatening employee with knife in North Battleford theft

A man is facing charges after allegedly threatening an employee at a North Battleford store.

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Battlefords RCMP have a man in custody who allegedly threatened an employee with a knife at a North Battleford, Sask. store.

The theft occurred early Wednesday afternoon at a store on North Territorial Drive.

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Police said a man was seen stealing items and was confronted outside the business by an employee when the alleged threat occurred.

The man is alleged to have threatened the employee with a knife before fleeing on a bicycle.

Police said a 34-year-old man wanted for the incident was arrested early Saturday evening.

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He is facing theft and assault charges in connection with the incident, and theft charges related to another incident on Saturday evening at a business on East Territorial Drive.

He will appear Monday morning in North Battleford provincial court.

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