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Rifles seized after Thunder Bay convenience stores robbed at gunpoint

Two rifles have been seized, though no arrests have been made, after two Thunder Bay convenience store were robbed at gunpoint this weekend.
Surveillance footage provided by the Thunder Bay Police Service shows the suspect of an armed robbery of a Circle K convenience store on Sunday. (Thunder Bay Police Service/Provided)

Two rifles have been seized, though no arrests have been made, after two Thunder Bay convenience stores were robbed at gunpoint this weekend.

Thunder Bay police said the Circle K store on Waterloo Street South was robbed around 8:30 p.m. Sunday by a suspect wielding a long gun. Police said the suspect, whose face was covered, pointed the gun at the store clerk and demanded money.

The suspect subsequently fled, heading west through the Alma Adair Park at the corner of Waterloo and Walsh streets across the street from the store. Surveillance footage provided by police shows the suspect wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and a grey tuque.

Police said they believe the incident is connected to an armed robbery of an Arthur Street store on Saturday morning, where two robbers with what were described by police as military-style rifles entered the store and demanded cash and merchandise.

A police spokesperson on Monday said the two rifles believed to have been used in the robberies have been recovered, one after each incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 684-1200, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8377, or online at p3tips.com.