The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary charged a man on Saturday, following a report of a theft in progress in St. John's.

Police responded to the call at a convenience store in the west end of the city around 2 p.m.

The RNC charged a man, 38, with theft under $5,000, breaches of probation and resisting arrest.

He was detained in police lockup overnight for a court appearance Sunday morning.