An attempted robbery of a 90-year-old man walking alone on Brodie Street Saturday night was foiled by an 18-year-old neighbour.

On June 29, just before 7 p.m., the elderly man was approached on Brodie Street at Ridgeway Street and cornered by two men in their 20s, Thunder Bay Police reported.

The pair began threatening the senior and demanding his wallet, and one made a gesture like he was going to punch him. Just then, police said, an 18-year-old Brodie Street resident confronted both suspects, who then fled the scene.

The suspects were not able to get any money from the victim and no one was injured during the incident.  Police searched the area for the two suspects, but did not find them.

Thunder Bay police said their investigation is ongoing and released a description of the suspects:

  • Male, 20s, 5 foot-10 inches, medium build, black hair, clean shaven wearing a black t-shirt, and black jeans. This man had blood on his face.
  • Male, 20s, 5 foot-10 inches, large build, black brush cut, wearing a black t-shirt, and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Thunder Bay Police Service or Thunder Bay District Crime Stoppers (623-8477).