Police Arrest Suspect in Armed Robbery Involving Firearm

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Thunder Bay Police Service Unit COR
Thunder Bay Police Service Unit COR

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police report that on Tuesday arrested a suspect connected to an armed robbery involving a firearm.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were originally dispatched to a reported robbery involving a firearm in the 1000 block of Donald Street East just after 1:10 am on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Police learned a pizza delivery driver was making a delivery at an address in that area at that time. A male who claimed to have made the order met the delivery driver at his vehicle and requested assistance carrying the pizzas.

When the victim requested payment, the accused produced a suspected handgun and demanded the delivery driver’s money and pizzas.

The victim fled the area and called 911. The accused fled the area prior to police arrival.

Members of the TBPS’s Break and Enter and Armed Robbery (BEAR) Unit became involved in the investigation. As a result of continued investigation, officers identified a suspect connected to the armed robbery.

Just before 4:30 pm on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 the accused was located in the area of Hill and Dawson Streets. He was arrested with assistance from members of the TBPS’s Community Oriented Response (COR) Unit.

Colton HERNESHUHTA, 21, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

• Robbery Using a Restricted or Prohibited Firearm
• Pointing a Firearm
• Failure to Comply with a Judicial Release
• Breach of Probation

He appeared in bail court on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 and was remanded into custody with a future appearance date of September 1, 2020.

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