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Mac's robbery suspect used snowbrush to rob two stores, minutes apart

Thunder Bay Police say they are looking for the public’s help to identify a man responsible for two robberies at Mac's Convenience Stores in the early morning hours of Nov. 21.
Mac's stores have been a fixture across Canada since the early 1970s. They are to be renamed Circle K, after a U.S. brand. (Alimentation Couche-Tard)

Police in Thunder Bay are searching for a man accused of robbing two convenience stores. Police say in both cases, the accused threatened the clerk - with a snowbrush. 5:13

Thunder Bay police aren't giving this act of crime the brush-off.

Police say they are looking for the public's help to identify a man responsible for two robberies at Mac's Convenience Stores in the early morning hours of Nov. 21.

The first robbery happened at the Balsam Street location at 1:24 a.m. Six minutes later, a second robbery occurred at the Cumberland Street location. 
Thunder Bay police are asking anyone who knows the identity of this man to contact the them at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.tipsubmit.com. (Thunder Bay Police Service)

In both cases, a man entered the store with a snow brush, threatened the employee and demanded money.

Neither one of the employees was injured.

The suspect fled with a small quantity of money.

The suspect is described as a 35-to-45-year-old, about 6-feet tall with a medium-to-heavy build. He was wearing a black hoodie, with white and red lettering "SPY" across the front.

He also had on sunglasses and Tilley-style beige hat.

People with information are asked to call the police at 684-1200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.tipsubmit.com.

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