Security Guard Injured in Attempted Booze Heist at LCBO

Crime Scene

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the LCBO at 1010 Dawson Road following reports of a male and female attempting to steal alcohol just before 2:30 pm on Monday, May 27.

Police officers were told that the suspects were attempting to leave the store without paying for a bottle of alcohol when they were confronted by a security guard.

A struggle ensued between the security guard and the male suspect. During this struggle the security guard and the accused male broke through a window, causing cuts to the security guard’s jaw and neck area.

Despite these injuries, the security guard was able to gain control of the situation with assistance from a passerby. TBPS officers arrived and took the accused into custody.

The security guard was transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences for treatment of his injuries.

Christopher Joseph WASWA, 32, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Robbery.

He appeared in court Tuesday and was remanded with a future appearance date. None of the charges have been proven in court.