Police Make Arrest in Circle K Armed Robbery

Superior Court of Justice
Superior Court of Justice

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Police Service has arrested an accused connected to a recent armed robbery of a convenience store.

Officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were originally dispatched to the Circle K convenience store on 1315 Arthur Street East on the morning of Saturday, November, 30, 2019 following reports of an armed robbery involving two suspects armed with long guns.

Police learned the suspects pointed the firearms at the convenience store clerk while making demands for money and store merchandise.

The suspects fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and store merchandise.

The firearms believed to have been used in this robbery were later located and seized by police.

As a result of an ongoing investigation by members of the service’s Community Response Team (CRT), one of the two suspects involved in this incident was identified.

At about 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 CRT investigators located and arrested the suspect.

Skylar WANAKAMIK, 18, of Thunder Bay is charged with:

• Robbery Using a Firearm
• Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
• Possession of a Firearm Knowledge its Possession is Unauthorized
• Pointing a Firearm
• Disguise with Intent
• Possession of Firearm Obtained by Crime

WANAKAMIK appeared in bail court Saturday, Dec. 7 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of Monday, Dec. 9.

A second suspect involved in this armed robbery remains at large. The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information that could help investigators please call police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.

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