Around 10:35 p.m. on May 13, 2021, a man entered a convenience store on Kathleen Street, approached the counter, displayed a needle, threatened to stab the employee and stole cartons of cigarettes, as well as, various items. The man fled the area on foot prior to Police arrival. Members of our Emergency Response Unit including a K9 Unit attended the area in order to conduct a dog track; however the man was not located at the time.

Close to 5:30 p.m. on May 14, 2021, the same man attended a convenience store on Douglas Street, selected multiple items and approached the cash register. The man attempted to pay for the items; however the card he used was declined. The man then threatened the cashier with a needle and left the store with all of the items.

Neither of the employees were injured during their interactions with the man.

Through the investigation, it was determined that the same man had attended the convenience store on Kathleen Street on May 12, 2021, selected various items and proceeded to the cash register where he asked for a pack of cigarettes. When the employee went to get the cigarettes the man fled the store, stealing all of the items that he had brought to the counter.

Detectives from our Break Enter and Robbery (B.E.A.R.) Unit of our Integrated Crime Section identified the man as 25 year old Travis Bisio and on May 16, 2021, Officers arrested and charged him with the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada;

  • Robbery with a Weapon x2
  • Disguise with Intent x2
  • Failure to Comply with Release Order x3
  • Breach of Probation Order x3
  • Theft Under $5,000
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

He was additionally charged on two outstanding Arrest Warrants in relation to Bail Violations among other incidents.

He was held in custody and attended Weekend and Statutory Holiday (W.A.S.H.) Court in order to answer to the charges.