THUNDER BAY – An arrest has been made in the violent armed robbery of a south-side business.
Police say a 41-year-old man has been charged with robbery, disguise with intent, mischief under $5,000 and possession of a Schedule 1 substance after incident, which took place this past Friday at Trixxx on South May Street.
According to a release issued on Monday, the suspect entered the store just after 7 p.m. brandishing a knife and demanding money from the clerk.
Police say the accused then slammed the cash register to the floor several times, forced open the drawer and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect, Adam Jeffrey Thompson, was identified on Saturday by a detective with TBPS’s community response team, located just after 1 p.m. and approached by police. He allegedly attempted to flee once officers identified themselves, but was quickly apprehended and taken into custody.
During the arrest police allegedly found a substance believed to be fentanyl.
Thompson appeared in court on Sunday and was remanded into custody to face a future court date.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.