A 29-year-old man was arrested twice on Sunday for stealing alcohol downtown Guelph, police said on Monday.

At 3:40 p.m., the man stole a bottle of alcohol from a downtown business. Over an hour later, he was located on Carden Street, tried to flee but was arrested.

He was charged with Theft Under, Escape Lawful Custody and Breach Probation and released on a court Undertaking with a pending court date.

At around 9:30 pm, the same man entered a downtown establishment and stole a bottle of beer from a 56-year-old Guelph male standing at the bar.

As the male tried to get his beer back, the man struck him in the face with the bottle causing a cut that required medical attention, before departing with the beverage, a press release said.

He was located at 11:20 pm at another downtown establishment where he had ordered and consumed alcohol that he had no means to pay for.

He was subsequently arrested and additionally charged with robbery, Obtain Food by Fraud, Breach Officer in Charge Undertaking and three counts of Breach Probation.

He was set to appear in bail court on Monday.