ATM Heist Suspect Arrested Again After Brick Tossed

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) โ€“ On Thursday, September 19th, 2019, a male who is alleged to have been involved in a violent attempt to steal cash out of a Royal Bank ATM on Arthur Street has landed behind bars.

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The police media release from the January 15th,, 2019 incident is as follows:

Thunder Bay Police officers responded to reports of an attempted theft at an ATM at the Royal Bank of Canada on Arthur Street East just after 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

When officers arrived on scene they observed a suspect damaging the bankโ€™s drive-thru Automated Teller Machine. The three suspects attempted to flee the area when police arrived, but all were arrested within minutes following a foot pursuit.

Through the course of their investigation, responding officers learned the three individuals had caused significant damage to the front and inside of the drive-thru ATM in an attempt to steal the money stored within.

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Three males, an 18-year-old, 22-year-old and a youth, all of Thunder Bay, were arrested and charged with Mischief Over $5,000 and Attempted Theft. The youth and 18-year-old were both released with a future court date.

The 22-year-old accused male is being held in custody pending a court appearance tomorrow.

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The suspect, who was a youth at the time of the incident but is now considered an adult, cannot be named due to the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The youth has a new charge of mischief causing damage as an adult.

Allegations are that on March 30th, 2019, the male showed up to his friends ex-girlfriends house at the back door. At the time she was home with her kids. Upon answering the door, she could smell alcohol and the suspect appeared to be heavily intoxicated. The suspect was apologizing for a previous incident that happened between them. She asked him to leave and closed the door.

Shortly after, the woman heard a loud bang at the back door and noticed a brick was now resting on the ground in front of her back door. She returned to her kids. Soon after that she heard a loud smash from the front and a window had been destroyed. The brick now rested inside her residence. A 911 call was made.

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Presiding over bail court was His Worship, Justice of the Peace Marcel Donio along with Crown Attorney Manon Arbour and duty counsel lawyer Lianne Roberge.

The Crown is willing to consent to the accusedโ€™s release under the following conditions:

  • Reside at his home address.
  • Not to contact 1 person (the female victim).
  • Do not attend within 50 meters of the female victims home.
  • Not to be outside of his residence with alcohol in his body.

The courts will allow someone who struggles with alcohol to consume the substance within their own home, provided they do not leave their residence with any amount of the substance still inside their body.

His Worship, Justice of the Peace amends the proposed conditions and adds the following:

  • Remain in his residence between the hours of 9:00 pm and 7:00 am daily.
  • Present himself at the door when requested to do so by the police for a curfew check.

The suspect is ordered released from jail and is ordered to return to court on October 24th, 2019 to begin answering to the charges.

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