Thunder Bay

Man charged over pair of Thunder Bay, Ont., convenience store robberies

A 40-year-old Thunder Bay man is facing charges over a pair of south side convenience store robberies, police said.

Two robberies occurred within an hour on city's south side

Thunder Bay police say the man charged in connection with two convenience store robberies appeared in court on Tuesday. (Christina Jung / CBC)

A 40-year-old Thunder Bay man is facing charges over a pair of south side convenience store robberies, police said.

Police said both robberies occurred on May 27.

The first took place at about 10:30 p.m. at the Circle K on the 700 block of May Street. The accused entered the store and demanded money while threatening the clerk with what was believed to be a needle.

Less than an hour later, the accused entered the Circle K on the 700 block of Simpson Street and demanded money while threatening the clerk with what was believed to be a screwdriver.

Investigators were able to identify the accused and arrested him on May 29. He's been charged with two counts of robbery with a weapon.

He appeared in court Tuesday.