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Suspect arrested after Canadian Tire theft

Cranbrook man arrested after assault, theft from Canadian Tire after breaking and entering into the store.

Cranbrook RCMP are currently investigating a 38 year old Cranbrook resident for several offences including Assault, Break and Enter and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.

In the early morning hours of July 22nd, Cranbrook RCMP and Police Dog Service were called to a residence for a report of an assault. A 38 year old male had struck a female in the head, causing her injuries. The male then fled on foot.

Approximately one hour later, police were called to the Canadian Tire Store for an alarm.  Entry had been gained to the business and it was determined a firearm and ammunition were stolen.

Information from the public led the RCMP to a residence where the male was located.  The male, who is currently out on parole, was arrested without incident and is facing numerous charges. A firearm was located at that residence.

Police are still investigating, but want to assure the public that the male is in custody and the firearm believed to be stolen from Canadian Tire is now accounted for.