NEW BEDFORD - A New Bedford man is arrested after allegedly trying to steal items and assaulting two people who tried to stop him.

Police responded to the 7-Eleven convenience store at 45 Coggeshall Street around 10 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a man trying to steal items.

The owner of the store tried to stop the suspect, who struck the man with his hands.

The suspect then allegedly shoved an 86-year-old man who also tried to intervene, causing him to fall.

The owner of the store was able to subdue the suspect until police arrived.

Police arrested the man, 19-year-old CJ Alves of North Front Street. He faces charges of assault and battery on a person over 60, unarmed robbery, and assault and battery.

No one was injured during the incident.

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