The North Bay Police Service is reporting that a 35-year-old North Bay man has been charged with three counts of armed robbery and is being held in custody for a bail hearing.
Police say they have investigated three armed robberies over two days, including two in quick succession, and have one male suspect in custody.
On November 13 at 9:52 pm, a man wearing a hood and a balaclava over his head entered a motel on O’Brien Street, brandished a knife and demanded money from the front desk clerk. The clerk complied and the cash register was emptied.
On November 14, at 6:50 pm, a man attended a gas station on Trout Lake Road wearing a hood and a white sheet with holes cut out for the eyes over his head and approached the attendant. Police say he pulled out a knife and demanded money from the cash register and safe, then demanded the attendant’s personal money. The man took money from the register and left.
Just six minutes later, on November 14, at 6:56 pm, police say the same male attended a convenience store on Trout Lake Road, approached the counter and brandished a knife demanding money. The clerk handed over the money from the till.
North Bay Police located the suspect on Gordon Avenue. He ran from police but was arrested a short time later.