NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Police have arrested a city man after he stole the duffle bag of a shopper at a local retail store and assaulted a police officer as he was being arrested.

32-year-old Shayne Christopher Paris of 68 Cedar St., New Bedford, was arrested and charged with larceny over $250 and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at 8:40 a.m. Sunday.

Paris stole a duffle bag and its contents from Saturday at Family Dollar Store on Purchase Street. The bag belonged to someone who was shopping at the store.

The victim recognized him Sunday in front of the store and called police. When police confronted him, he kicked one of the officers as he was being arrested. The bag was not recovered.

--New Bedford Police

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