THUNDER BAY – Four people were remanded in custody following a weekend theft of the LCBO on West Arthur Street that happened on Saturday.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers arrested and charged the four people following a weekend theft at a south-side liquor store. Police were dispatched to the reported thefts at the West Arthur Street LCBO just before 12:30 PM EST on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
The police investigation found that four individuals had entered the store, threatened staff, and began stealing several bottles of liquor. The individuals were confronted by an off-duty Thunder Bay Police Service officer, at which point they fled from the store.
Four suspects were located nearby less than 10 minutes later by on-duty police officers. They were subsequently taken into custody and charged.
• A 22-year-old female from Thunder Bay was charged with Theft Under $5,000 and Failing to Comply with Recognizance.
• A 30-year-old female from Thunder Bay was charged with Theft Under $5,000 and Probation Order Non-Compliance.
• A 30-year-old male from Thunder Bay was charged with Theft Under $5,000, Resist Peace Officer, and Probation Order Non-Compliance.
• A 31-year-old male from Thunder Bay was charged with theft Under $5,000 and Probation Order Non Compliance.
All four appeared in bail court on Sunday and were remanded into custody with future appearance dates.
There have been a number of incidents in Winnipeg Manitoba in recent days where the Liquor Marts have been swarmed by people who then stream out the door with the stolen alcohol.