Matthew Barber, 29, is charged with two counts of mischief causing damage to property and one count of assault with a weapon
Police have arrested a Toronto man for allegedly targeting Asian stores after one of the shops’ employees complained to police that he was attacked and kicked when he reported what he saw.
On 23 July, an employee at Libby’s Great Market Supermarket on Chatham Street East in Toronto said he was attacked when he stepped in to investigate what happened to another employee after they tried to cash some cheques.
The employees said they were approached by a man as they ran from the store and then, as they were walking back out, the same man grabbed them by the leg, threw them to the ground and kicked them in the torso, arms and legs.
The employees described their attacker to police, and officers said they have identified a suspect and made an arrest.
Police arrested Matthew Barber, 29, at his home in Etobicoke, north of Toronto, on Friday and charged him with two counts of mischief causing damage to property and one count of assault with a weapon.
Barber is expected to appear in court at Old City Hall on Monday.