THUNDER BAY – A pair of robbers got a little more than they thought they would on Monday. An off-duty Nishnawbe-Aski Police officer was close enough to arrest one of the suspects and assist Thunder Bay Police.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to a reported robbery in progress at the Circle K convenience store in the 300 block of Oliver Road just before 11 pm on Monday, May 27.
Police learned that two suspects had entered the store, rushed the counter, aggressively approached the clerk and demanded money.
At this time an off-duty NAPS officer called 911 to report the robbery in progress. The off-duty officer then approached the counter, identified himself as a police officer and arrested one of the two suspects.
The other suspect reportedly fled the scene.
Arriving TBPS officers took the suspect into custody. Then the suspect became combative and attempted to assault the officers.
Just after 11 pm, another Thunder Bay Police Service officer arrived in the area, located and arrested the second suspect.
Michael Albert George DAMPIER, 25, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Robbery.
Anthony Duke Brandon KING, 25, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Robbery and Probation Order Non-Compliance.
Both appeared in court Tuesday and were remanded into custody with a future appearance date. None of the charges have been proven in court.