Robbery Suspect Sought in Thunder Bay
THUNDER BAY – It was a busy night for Thunder Bay Police. Officers responded to 235 calls for service. Police are asking for assistance from the public to identify a male responsible for a robbery at the Barb’s Laundromat located at 300 North May Street on August 1st, 2013. Just before 6:30PM, a lone male entered the Laundromat, threatened the employee with a syringe and demanded money from the till. The employee complied with the requests and the accused left the building heading south on May Street. The employee was not harmed.
The suspect is described as a Native Canadian male approximately 6 feet tall and 210 lbs. He was wearing a white baseball hat, black sunglasses with a white “O”on the arms, a black zip up jacket, a black t-shirt with white writing across the chest, dark coloured shorts and black and white skateboard style shoes. The male had a dark green or grey back pack on his back.
Anyone with information about this robbery or the identity of the male is asked to contact the Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-8477 or www.tipsubmit.com.
The use of a needle as a weapon demonstrates the need for better control of syringes as many needles are discarded on downtown streets.
Busy night for Thunder Bay Police
Police had to deal with a weekend night’s worth of calls last night. There were eight domestic calls and thirty-six alcohol related calls.
Police also had five weapons offences that were responded to.
Alcohol related calls in the south side downtown were focused at 400 George Street where there were three calls for service.
Heading into the long holiday weekend, when many plan time off, for Police in Thunder Bay there will likely be lots of work. Far too many people in our city seem incapable of handling alcohol.