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***UPDATE: This man has had his charges withdrawn due to his albi. Read the update in the article below:

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ALLEGED RAINBOW & MACS MACHETE ROBBER 22-year-old CURTIS JAMIE ISAIAH BLUECOAT ARRESTED LAST NIGHT.

Itโ€™s W.A.S.H. (Weekend And Statutory Holiday) Court today, Sunday, April 8, 2018. His Worship, Marcel Donio is presiding. Provincial Crown Adriana Nigro is here along with A. Gallo, a representative for local lawyer Michael Hargadon who is Bluecoatโ€™s lawyer.

BLUECOAT is appearing via video from the Thunder Bay Police Station wearing a blue Sons of Anarchy sweater and looking dishevelled. Heโ€™s stretching his arms above his head as his charges are being read.
Heโ€™s facing 2 allegations of armed robbery with a machete and several allegations of breach of probation for failing to report, failing to notify of address change, failing to keep peace etc.

On Friday, March 9, 2018, at 12:26 pm, a male entered Rainbow on May located at the corner of Victoria and May.
The male looked at some of the products and asked to see a bubbler. The clerk was retrieving the bubbler while the man pulled out a machete. He then demanded cash from the clerk.
After getting an undisclosed amount of cash, the robber chopped the cordless phone handset for the business into pieces to delay any calls to police.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, a man with a machete entered the Macs Mart and threatened clerk with a machete. He managed to leave the store with some cash. The clerk was not harmed.

BLUECOATโ€™s next court appearance is Monday, April 16, 2018 via video.

BLUECOAT IS BEING TRANSPORTED TO THE THUNDER BAY JAIL TODAY.

BOTH INCIDENTS WITH THE MACHETE WERE CAPTURED ON VIDEO.

THERE WAS NO MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AT THUNDER BAY POLICE ABOUT A MACHETE-WIELDING ARMED ROBBER.

AT THIS TIME WE ARE UNAWARE OF THE REASONS WHY THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AT TBPS DOES NOT WARN THE PUBLIC OF THESE DANGEROUS ACTIVITIES.

THERE IS NO MEDIA PRESENT IN THE COURTROOM TODAY TO REPORT THIS.

GOOD JOB BY THUNDER BAY POLICE (except for their Communications Director)

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