Around 6:20 Monday evening the RCMP received a report of an assault on an employee at a business on Hapnot Street in Flin Flon. When the officers arrived they found a female employee who had been sprayed in the face with a fire extinguisher by a man who was stealing a bottle of liquor. As the officers were speaking to the victim a new report came in from a nearby business on Main Street. A female employee there was also sprayed in the face with a fire extinguisher by a man who was stealing cigarettes. Both victims were not injured.
The investigation led officers to a residence in Flin Flon that same evening where a 19 year old man from Denare Beach was arrested. He is charged with two counts of robbery, mischief, theft under five thousand dollars, two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and six counts of failing to comply with probation. He remains in custody.