A 22-year-old Cobourg man is facing charges after police responded to theft from a business.
On Friday, October 27, 2023, at approximately 11:00 a.m., police responded to a business on Division Street in Cobourg for a report of a shoplift in progress.
Police were advised a man had left the store with unpaid merchandise. When confronted by staff, the male suspect threw items at staff and assaulted a staff member.
As a result of the investigation, a 22-year-old Cobourg man was arrested and charged with theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, assault with a weapon, assault with intent to resist arrest, and uttering threats.
Property was recovered by staff and returned to the store.
The accused was held for a show cause hearing.