North Bay Police Service has arrested two people in relation to two robberies at convenience stores over the weekend.

A 19-year-old from North Bay has been arrested and charged with:

  • One Count of Armed Robbery
  • One Count of Using Firearm While Committing an Indictable Offence
  • One Count of Uttering Death Threats
  • One Count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

The second person, a youth, has been arrested and charged with:

  • Two Counts of Robbery with Firearm
  • Two Counts of Disguise with Intent
  • Two Counts of Using an Imitation Firearm while committing an offence
  • One Count of Uttering Death Threats
  • One Count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

Police say that during the evening hours of November 7, an unknown suspect(s) entered an apartment on Trout Lake Road and took some items including a Crossman air pellet handgun and a balaclava.

In the early morning of November 8, a lone suspect entered a convenience store that was also on Trout Lake Road. The suspect, who was wearing a balaclava pointed a handgun at a clerk and demanded cash. After receiving the cash, the accused made a threat and left the store. The victim contacted the police and an investigation was pursued.

The next day, during the evening, the two accused entered a gas bar located on Seymour Street. Both were wearing balaclavas and one pointed a handgun at the worker of the store while demanding cash. Both fled the scene by foot after receiving the cash. Officers who responded found the two outside of the gas bar and they were arrested. The young person still had possession of the Crossman air pellet, and it was discovered he had been involved in the previous night’s robbery.

Both remain in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay courthouse.

In accordance with Canada’s Youth Criminal Justice Act, the North Bay Police Service will not be releasing the name, or any other information, that may lead to the identification of the accused.

Anyone with information that may assist police with this investigation is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 and select option 9 to speak to a police officer. For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online.