UPDATE: Safeway Needle Point Beer Robbery

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Thunder Bay Police Service officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Dawson Road following reports of grocery store staff receiving threats by a man with a needle at about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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As the result of an ongoing investigation, officers learned a male and female had entered the Safeway grocery store and took a quantity of beer. The accused male and female attempted to leave the store without paying for the items.

A store employee attempted to confront the couple, and requested the items be returned.

The accused male and female became aggressive with staff. The accused male then brandished a needle and made threats to the staff.

Officers arrived to the scene while the accused male and female were still present and placed them under arrest.

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Sarah-Jane Brittany QUISSES, 25, of Thunder Bay, and Derek Elias Philip MCKAY, 36, of Thunder Bay, are both charged with Robbery.

Both appeared in bail court Thursday. QUISSES was released with a future appearance date, while MCKAY was remanded into custody with a future appearance date.

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Source: TBPS

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