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Community rallies around N.S. convenience store after owner assaulted – Halifax
Global News

Community rallies around N.S. convenience store after owner assaulted – Halifax

Community support is pouring in after an owner of a Nova Scotia convenience store ended up in hospital after an alleged attack earlier in the week. Kamil and Silva Safatli, who have been married for 25 years, run Jake’s Variety on Portland Street in downtown Dartmouth.Early Thursday morning, as Kamil was bringing products into the store, he said a man attacked him from behind.“He hit me on the head, pushed me on the ground, and started punching me in the face,” said Kamil, who still had a visible bruise around his eye Saturday. Kamil and Silva Safatli are the owners of Jake’s Variety in downtown Dartmouth. Alex Cooke/Global News The Safatlis say the man was a regular, who they had given free food and coffee in the past. ...