UPDATE: Bear spray victim not co-operating with police

RNC concludes its investigation into Torbay incident

Published on August 21, 2014
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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Major Crime Unit has concluded its investigation into an alleged assault with bear spray that occurred in the area of Lynch’s Lane, Torbay, on Aug. 4.

The RNC said in a news release today, the victim will not speak to police and is not providing any information to assist in the investigation.

The police force doesn't believe this to be a random act as it's believed the suspects and alleged victim know each other.

The incident was reported to police around 7:40 p.m. on Aug. 4. The 18-year-old male victim initially told police that he met with two other males when trying to sell his car. He reported that he had been bear maced and had his vehicle stolen.


(Earlier story)


RNC say car seller bear sprayed, vehicle stolen

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is investigating a robbery with violence in Torbay Thursday night.

At 7:30 pm police responded to the call from Lynch’s Lane in Torbay.  

A man, who was selling his vehicle, met up with people supposedly interested in purchasing it.

According to the RNC, as the seller was showing the vehicle, he was bear sprayed and the vehicle was stolen.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.