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Candler Assault and Break-In
An elderly business owner is beaten and robbed in Buncombe County. It happened at Mountain View Drive-In off Smoky Park Highway in Candler. Investigators say the suspect broke through a back door early Wednesday and beat the 68-year-old owner. Emergency officials treated him for serious injuries at the scene. An incident report shows he suffered internal injuries, but there's no word on his condition.
In addition to the assault, authorities say the thief stole a shotgun from the bar. Investigators do not have a suspect description but they are asking anyone who thinks they might have information about the crime to call Crime Stoppers at 255-5050.