Quesnel RCMP responded to a robbery in progress just before 8am on November 28th.
The owner of a business on Jade Street in Quesnel interrupted a break and enter, and was subsequently assaulted.
He managed to phone police, and within moments of arriving, the police saw the suspect attempting to flee in a vehicle.
The business owner was treated and released at hospital for the injuries he received.
A 32 year old man from Quesnel is currently in custody.
RCMP are recommending charges of break and enter, assault, robbery, and uttering threats.