A Langley man is facing charges of assault and theft under $5,000 in connection with an incident last week at a South Surrey grocery store.
According to police, the 45-year-old was arrested March 31 after an employee of the South Point Save-On-Foods was assaulted by a man who was trying to flee the store with stolen merchandise.
The employee’s injuries were not serious.
The same suspect is also charged in connection with a previously unreported Jan. 22 incident in White Rock. Police last week would not disclose details of that incident, however, online court records show it resulted in four charges: carry/use/threaten to use a weapon; uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm; carry a weapon or prohibited device/ammo concealed; and, possessing weapon for dangerous purpose.
James Francis Murphy appeared in Surrey Provincial Court on Friday (April 2). He is due back in court on April 17.