THUNDER BAY – Crime News – Travis Jacob Loon has turned himself into Thunder Bay Police just after 9:30PM last night. Loon has been charged in connection with a robbery at the Mac’s Convenience Store located at 745 Simpson Street that happened on January 4, 2013.
Thunder Bay Police Detectives followed up information posted on Facebook which stated that a male suspect had allegedly just committed a robbery at a Mac’s Store. The investigation led police to get a search warrant for the suspect’s residence.
Evidence was seized as a result of the search and an arrest warrant requested since the suspect was not present.
Loon has been charged with Robbery, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and two counts of Breach of Probation. Loon appeared in court Monday, and has been remanded to the district jail.
Thunder Bay Crime News: Shuniah Ave Gas Station B&E
Thunder Bay Police are currently seeking public assistance to provide information on suspects responsible for a break and enter at the Beaver Gas Bar on Shuniah Street just prior to 6:00AM on January 6th, 2013. The front door glass of the business was smashed and cigarettes were stolen.
Police are looking for a male suspect described as being 5’6″ tall, 160 lbs, wearing a dark jacket, jeans, tan work gloves, a black toque and a black balaclava over his face. He was seen getting into a dark coloured pick up truck.
Anyone with information about the identity of this male is asked to call the Thunder Bay Police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 623-8477.
Here is the background from Thunder Bay Police: Just prior to 04:00 am Thunder Bay Police Service responded a Break and Enter in progress at the Beaver Gas Bar on Shuniah Street. Entry was forced through the front door and prior to Police arrival, suspect(s) fled the area in a dark coloured pick-up truck with an undisclosed quantity of cigarettes.
Shopper’s Drug Mart Robbery – Red River Road
On January 4th, 2013 at approximately 6:35 pm a lone male armed with a knife entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 640 River Street. The male demanded narcotics and subsequently fled with an undisclosed amount.
Fortunately no one was injured. The accused was last seen heading westbound from the store.
The accused is described as 5’8 to 5’9, thin build, Caucasian, light coloured baseball hat with sunglasses, tan coloured waist length coat, black gloves and blue jeans.
The investigation continues anyone with information is asked to call the Thunder Bay Police Service or Crime Stoppers.