Robbery cases making their way through Sudbury court

Suspect charged in six robberies

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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.

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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.

hcarmichael@postmedia.com

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