A man has been arrested by the North Bay Police Service after a robbery at Northgate Mall.

Police say shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Friday, the man tried to leave a store in the mall with over $400 worth of products before being stopped by an employee at the door. In order to get out, the accused held up a knife, after which police were contacted.

Shortly after, the man entered a store on Cassells Street. Police say he took over $300 worth of items. Once again, when stopped by an employee, the man held up a knife.

When he got out into the parking lot, officers say they were able to arrest and charge the 31-year-old from North Bay with:

  • One count of Theft Under $5000
  • Two counts of Robbery
  • One count of Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose

There were no injuries reported from these two incidents.

After further investigation, Police say they discovered the man had stolen from another store on Cassells Street a week prior.

He has since been released from custody after a bail hearing but has a court date on February 25 in North Bay.