Robbery at Needle-Point Results in Two Arrests

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THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the Canada Safeway on Dawson Road following reports of store staff being threatened by a man with a needle at about 8:30 pm EDT on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

As the result their investigation, police officers found that a male and female had entered the Safeway grocery store and tried to walk off with a quantity of beer. The accused male and female attempted to leave the store without paying for the items.

A store employee attempted to confront the couple, requesting that the items be returned.

The accused male and female reportedly became aggressive with staff. The accused male then brandished a needle and threatened staff members.

Officers arrived to the scene while the accused male and female were still present and placed them under arrest.

Sarah-Jane Brittany QUISSES, 25, of Thunder Bay, and Derek Elias Philip MCKAY, 36, of Thunder Bay, are both charged with Robbery.

Both appeared in bail court Thursday. QUISSES was released with a future appearance date, while MCKAY was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.