The case of a Greater Sudbury man charged in connection with six robberies from last year is starting to work its way through the courts.
Ty Thrush, 34, who was arrested Dec. 11, made a brief appearance in video bail remand court at the Sudbury Courthouse on Thursday.
Thrush had a return video bail remand court date of Feb. 25. The day before – Feb. 24 – his lawyer, Denis Michel, will attend a counsel pre-trial meeting concerning Thrush and his charges.
One of the alleged robberies was at a restaurant on Notre Dame Avenue late at night Nov. 14. According to Greater Sudbury Police, a man entered the business and demanded money while displaying an edged weapon. He stole an unknown amount of cash and fled on foot.
A short time later, police officers were dispatched to another restaurant on Notre Dame Avenue about a second robbery. A man entered the restaurant, demanded money, but fled without getting anything.
Officers arrived, canvassed the area, and reviewed security camera footage.
The suspect was subsequently identified as Thrush, who is also accused in four other robberies that took place Nov. 7 on Douglas Avenue, Nov. 8 on Elm Street, Nov. 11 on King Street, and Nov. 15 on Douglas Avenue.
Detectives applied for and were granted a warrant for Thrush’s arrest concerning six counts of robbery and six counts of disguise with intent.
Thrush has been before the courts before. In 2016, Thrush received a four-year penitentiary sentence for the robbery of a Subway restaurant and a Ryan Heights convenience store – the same convenience store he was out on bail for robbing two weeks earlier.
Thrush had pleaded guilty.