Delta Hotel Armed Robbery Suspect Nabbed

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay Police Service officers with the Uniform Patrol Branch were dispatched to the 2000-block of Sleeping Giant Parkway after 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1 following reports of an armed robbery.

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When police arrived they learned a male had entered the Delta Hotel, approached a male working the front desk and took a cell phone belonging to that clerk. When questioned by the clerk the accused briefly showed a metal object presumed to be a firearm and made threats.

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The male suspect fled the area with the victim’s cell phone.

The cell phone was tracked via GPS to an area near St. Paul Street and Red River Road.

Police located a male in that area who matched the description of the suspect provided by witnesses.

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The suspect immediately told police he had used a harmonica, and not a firearm, during a robbery at the Delta Hotel. The accused directed police to the stolen cell phone, which he had left in a nearby parking lot.

Officers located the phone and a harmonica in the area.

The investigation is ongoing.

A 23-year-old Thunder Bay man is now charged with Robbery with an Offensive Weapon, Breach of Probation and Failure to Comply with Judicial Release.

He is expected to appear in bail court Thursday.

The Thunder Bay Police Service would like to remind the public that many devices now come with GPS tracking and built-in or third-party applications that allow users to find lost or stolen phones. Please do not attempt to retrieve a stolen phone without police assistance.

Source: TBPS

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2 Replies to “Delta Hotel Armed Robbery Suspect Nabbed”

  1. This guy is about as stupid as it gets.

    He must want to go to jail. Chances are very good that his wishes won’t be honoured though. Some gutless JP or judge will give him a finger wagging and put him back on the street so he can commit a more serious crime that will get him his room booked at the DJ.

  2. In this town people should NOT be working alone at anytime because of all the infinite crime here. A lone clerk has no one to help them if they get seriously injured and could bleed out by the time someone finds them. Even the taxis should have a barricade from the front to the back. And any public transit should either have a closed off compartment or an extra staff aboard to manage the rowdies so the driver can focus on driving. I guess it will take a major lawsuit before this city council realizes what negligence is. Oh yes, the first day of the new year here and it is already gearing up to be a dilly.

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