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(THUNDER BAY, ONT)- At approximately 8:00 p.m. on June 18, 2018, security at a local Walmart approached a male for putting unpaid item in his backpack.

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The male began to run out of the store and two other security staff attempted to stop him but were assaulted in the process. This altercation continued outside the store as the security staff attempted to take the male into custody.

An off-duty TBPS officer who happened to be in the parking lot came to assist with the arrest however the suspect continued to resist and assaulted the officer in the process. The male was finally taken into custody.

Cass Potan, 30 years old, of Thunder Bay has been charged with Robbery, Resist Arrest, Assault Peace Officer and Breach of Probation.

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He appeared in court this morning and has been remanded into custody.

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Source: Thunder Bay Police Media Release

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