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Handheld blowtorch brandished in theft-related incident

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A 21-year-old city woman has been charged with assault with a weapon. 

North Bay Police say on Wednesday a person gathered over $700 worth of items at a Fisher Street business and attempted to leave without paying. 

Police say an employee confronted the person, who brandished a handheld blowtorch and attempted to assault the victim. 

There were no injuries and police were contacted, with the accused then leaving the area. 

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Police say an arrest was made at the corner of Trout Lake Road and Highway 11/17. 

The woman is also charged with Theft Under $5000 and two counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order.  

She was held in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse.

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