THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – It has been another busy twenty-four hours for the Thunder Bay Police Service in their fight against crime. Police report, “The Mr. Sub located at 209 Red River Road was a victim in a Beak and Enter last night. Police were contacted at 4:45 a.m. by individuals who observed the front door of the store smashed. No one was located in the business when a unit arrived on the scene. Video surveillance shows the accused entering the store at approximately 2:26 a.m. and going behind the counter and taking a cash box that contained money”.
The accused is described as being a male approximately 5’4” tall with a thin build. He was wearing a blue jacket with a hoodie underneath, light brown leather boots, gloves and his face was covered with a mask. The male had what appeared to be a crowbar in his hands.
As well, police assisted an unconscious male found in a snow bank just before 5:00AM this morning. A concerned citizen called police to report an unconscious male lying in snow bank on the corner of Limbrick Street and University Drive. The male eventually stated that he had been assaulted, and an ambulance attended to transport the male to Thunder Bay Regional Hospital for medical attention. The victim was intoxicated and was not able to provide police with descriptions of suspected assailants involved in this incident. A van was reported to have stopped by the male and then left the area before police arrived. The victim will be released from the hospital today and the investigation continues.
Police are also currently trying to locate a sixteen year old native male who escaped custody from the Jack McGuire facility on Otway Road at approximately 3:00PM on Monday. The individual was last seen wearing a black sweater, two pairs of pants and having short cropped hair. A second fifteen year old male escapee who fled the facility at the same time has already been captured by police, and is being held in custody at 1200 Balmoral Street for video court. Their names cannot be released because they are young offenders.
If you have information about these, or any other criminal incidents in the area, please contact police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-8477.