UPDATE: Police release video, continue investigation of stolen weapons

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 15:00
Incident Number
Thunder Bay
Date Published: 2020-06-26

Police are releasing video surveillance footage showing a possible suspect linked to a recent theft of weapons.

Officers with the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Uniform Patrol Branch were originally dispatched to the Surplus and More store at 211 Simpson Street just after 9 a.m. on Sunday June 21 following reports of a break and enter.

An investigation determined that a suspect, or group of suspects, entered the store through forced entry sometime between the hours of 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. on that date.

Further investigation determined a number of items and weapons were stolen including:

• Bear spray and dog spray
• Knives, including machete-style knives
• Collapsible batons
• Pink camo jackets
• Scopes for a rifle
• Stab-proof vests
• Handcuffs

Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service’s Break and Enter And Robbery (BEAR) Unit continue to investigate this incident.

As a result of their ongoing investigation, BEAR Unit members located video footage from a nearby business that shows a possible suspect. The video is from a significant distance, but shows a male suspect entering and exiting Surplus and More.

Police are releasing a portion of the footage in hopes the public can assist in identifying the suspect.

If you have any knowledge about these stolen items, or have information about anyone illegally possessing or attempting to sell weapons, contact the police at 684-1200 and ask to speak with, or leave a message for, members of the BEAR Unit.

You can also submit tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.p3tips.com.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEK_YD9LnQg


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