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Three locals arrested in robbery with a firearm

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This sawed-off shotgun was used in a robbery say police.

Police have arrested three men in connection to a robbery with a firearm.

On May 10, North Bay Police Service officers received reports that Lucas Moreau and a suspect who is known to police, had gone to a home on Main Street East.

Police say the victim, who is known to Moreau, allowed him and the other suspect entry.

The suspect went into another room and during this time, police say Moreau demanded money from the victim, brandished a firearm, pointed it at the victim and threatened the victim’s life.

A witness gave Moreau cash, at which point police say he fled, stating he would return. Police were contacted and arrived, but he was already gone.

At 4 p.m. that same day, police found and arrested Moreau at a residence on Main Street East.

Further to the investigation, police found a sawed-off shotgun belonging to Henry Cyr, which police believe is the weapon used in the robbery. The weapon was discovered at a residence on Main Street East, having been hidden from police while in the possession of Tommy Gagne. Gagne and Cyr were not present at the robbery say police.

Police are continuing the investigation and are seeking to find the known suspect who accompanied Moreau to the initial Main Street East residence.

Henry Auther Cyr, 39, of North Bay, is charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Weapons trafficking
  • Breach of a judicial order

Tommy Christian Gagne, 37, of North Bay is charged with:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm/ammunition
  • Accessory after the fact to commit an indictable offence
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order
  • Fail to comply with a probation order
  • Knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a firearm

Lucas Shane Moreau, 31,  of Callander is charged with:

  • Robbery with violence
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Two counts of failure to comply with a release order
  • Fail to comply with a probation order
  • Uttering threats – to cause death or bodily harm

Gagne and Cyr were held in custody pending a bail hearing at the North Bay Courthouse. Cyr was released on an undertaking.

Anyone with additional information about this incident or information that could lead to the arrest of the outstanding suspect is asked to contact the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.

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