Theft and Assault Arrest

Incident Date
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 13:45
Incident Number
P19031247
Location
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2019-03-14

Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the Walmart on 1101 Arthur Street for a reported theft and an assault just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13.

Investigating officers learned a male suspect entered the store and requested staff retrieve a gaming console from a locked cabinet. When the console was outside of the locked cabinet the accused attempted to exit the store without paying.

When confronted by a security guard the accused attempted to flee. He struck the security guard and assaulted another employee.

The security guard was able to gain control of the situation and the first arriving officer took the accused into custody.

The security guard and employee did not require medical attention.

Alexander Smith HASSELL, 24, of Thunder Bay, is charged with Assault x 2 and Theft Under $5,000.

He appeared in court Thursday morning and is scheduled to be released with a future appearance date.

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