THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – Thunder Bay Police are on the hunt for a robber. The Mac’s store at Balsam and River Streets was the scene of an early morning robbery. A lone male entered the store at approximately 12:30AM EDT this morning. Thunder Bay Police share, “The suspect demanded money and was armed with knife. There were no injuries and the male made off with a small amount of money and cigarettes”.
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Police also share, “Officers responded to a serious assault at approximately 23:00EDT last night. Uniformed officers arrived at the location to find an injured thirty-six year old male on the ground in front of a residence in the 800 block of McNaughton Street.
Superior North EMS transported the victim to hospital. He remains in critical condition.
The victim, according to police, appears to have gotten into an altercation at the residence. This altercation allegedly escalated.
Alcohol is thought to be one of the factors in the incident. It is alleged, police report, that an attempt was made to commit a robbery of the victim after he was beaten.
Four youths and one eighteen year old male were taken into custody and are facing charges of Aggravated Assault and Robbery With Violence.
The youths include two males aged 15 and 16 years. Also charged were two females aged 14 and 16 years.
Over the past twenty four hours, police responded to thirty five incidents.
The victim and the accused were known to each other. All 5 accused will appear in court this morning.