On Thursday June 27, 2019 just after 1:30 p.m. Brantford Police Service responded to a 9-1-1 call about a theft and an assault at a business on Market Street South. The accused had attended a store in the plaza on Market Street South where he selected items and left the store without making any attempts to pay for them. When he was confronted by staff he fled on foot. Security for the plaza was notified and located the suspect as he fled.
When he was stopped by security, he assaulted them by punching the security officer in the face. Community Patrol Officers attended to the area where they located and arrested the accused after a brief confrontation. Investigation revealed that the accused had previously been trespassed from the property and he was currently bound by a court order with conditions.
A 27-year-old Brantford male has been charged with Theft Under $5000, Assault Peace Officer and Breach of Probation.