Toronto Man faces charges in brutal attack on store clerk

(QMI Agency/CARMINE MARINELLI)

(QMI Agency/CARMINE MARINELLI)

Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:04 PM ET

A 47-year-old man faces an assortment of charges for allegedly beating up a convenience store clerk after an attempt to subdue her with a noxious substance failed during a robbery last week.

And Toronto Police say the accused man is behind bars thanks to help from some brave citizens.

“This was a violent, violent attack,” Staff-Insp. Mike Earl, who heads up the Holdup Squad, said Tuesday. “The store clerk was badly hurt.”

He said a pistol-packing thug entered the variety store near Dufferin St. and Roselawn Ave., a block north of Eglinton Ave. W., around 10 p.m. Friday and approached the woman working behind the counter.


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