Police arrest wanted man for convenience store theft this week
North Bay Police released security camera footage of the suspect, who was identified based on information received from members of the public
Police have arrested and charged a man who they say robbed the Circle K convenience store on Jane Street and Clarence Street on Monday.
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Police said on May 17, at 3:30 a.m., the thief entered the business on Lavery Street and, after collecting some items, approached the cashier and showed her a gun.
The employee handed over the money and the gunman fled.
North Bay Police released security camera footage of the suspect, who was identified based on information received from the public. After identifying the man, police located and arrested him at around 9.40 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19.
Dylan Robert McWatch, 28, of North Bay, is charged with:
- Robbery with violence
- Firearm – Use in the commission of an offense
- Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Failure to comply with the release order
McWatch is being held pending a bail hearing at the North Bay courthouse.
“The North Bay Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation,” a press release read. “The use of security cameras in homes and businesses ensures that when a crime is committed there is video evidence of the crime and the accused. These images are essential for police investigations. If you have footage of a potential crime, contact the police to report it. “
The North Bay Police Department encourages all members of the public who have home security cameras to join the Security Camera Mapping and Resource Initiative (SCRAM). SCRAM participants provide their contact details to the police as well as the location of their security cameras. If police believe your cameras have captured evidence of a crime, NBPS officers will contact you and ask you to review your security camera footage.
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SCRAM is completely voluntary. Individuals who register can refuse to show police security footage and opt out of the program at any time. At no time do the police have access to or control your security cameras.