Police say that on January 17, 2017, at approximately 8:15 AM officers from the 2 District – Niagara Falls office of the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a report of a violent robbery where a residence in the area of Queen Street and St. Clair Avenue was forcibly entered by a male armed with a knife.

 

Once inside the male suspect demanded money and a struggle ensued with a victim.  During the struggle the male victim was injured.  The suspect fled the scene with a female suspect who had been waiting nearby. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.  The victim’s injuries are considered serious but not life threatening.

The investigation by detectives from the 2 District Criminal Investigation Branch has led to the identification, and arrest of the male and female.

Charged with the alleged offences of Aggravated Assault and Robbery are:

- Mayden GUERRERO (27 yrs) of St. Catharines (female)

- Terry EMPEY (29 yrs) of Niagara Falls (male)

There are no suspects outstanding.  This is not believed to be a random act.

Empey and Guerrero will both be attending a bail hearing at the Robert S. K. Welch courthouse in St. Catharines on this Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant M. Hodges at 905-688-4111 ext 9074.

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