THUNDER BAY – A 90 Thunder Bay woman is in hospital following a robbery Friday evening in the vicinity of the Thunder Bay Casino. Thunder Bay Police report that at approximately 6:55 p.m. Friday night, the victim had parked her car in the Park Avenue parking lot across from the casino. She paused briefly after exiting her vehicle at which point a Native Canadian male grabbed her black purse. A struggle ensued and the victim fell to the ground. The suspect was able to grab the purse and fled the scene on foot.
Initially the victim did not think she was seriously injured. Police arrived on scene and it was determined that the woman needed medical attention. She was taken to hospital where she remains in critical condition.
The suspect is described as being a Native Canadian male in his teens or 20’s. He has a slim build and is approximately 5’8” tall. The male was wearing a white t-shirt with a large logo or artwork on the back. The suspect was also wearing a dark baseball cap, dark pants and white runners.
He was accompanied by a short female with long dark hair wearing a white top and jeans just prior to the robbery. The female was seen walking west on Park Avenue just prior to the robbery.
Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance and are asking anyone who was in the vicinity of Park Avenue around 6:55 p.m. to contact police.
In particular, surveillance video shows a Caucasian male wearing a long sleeve top and khaki shorts who was walking west bound on Park Avenue at the time of incident. The male was walking with two small children. Investigators are asking this man to contact them at 684-1237.
Anyone with information should contact police or Crime Stoppers.