On Thursday September 18, 2014, at approximately 2:30 pm, Niagara Regional Police Uniform Officers responded to a Robbery call at Petro Canada Gas Station, located at 195 Niagara St in the city of St.Catharines.
A lone male suspect approached the counter, and demanded money while brandishing a knife. The suspect is described as 5’8″, 150-160 lbs, 30-40 years of age, with scruffy facial hair. The suspect wore black sunglasses, a black hoodie and blue jeans, and left the scene on a dark blue or black bicycle after receiving an undisclosed amount of money. The incident did not result in any injuries, and was captured on the gas station surveillance cameras.
Further investigation by members of the 1 District Detective Office and Uniform Branch led to the identification and arrest of 31 year old St. Catharines resident Tyler Castellan. As a result of the aformentioned Robbery, Castellan was charged with Robbery, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. At the time of this Robbery Castellan was bound by a Probation Order after having been convicted of a previous Robbery. As a result Castellan was further charged with two counts of Failing to Comply with his Probation Order. Castellan was held in custody pending a Bail Hearing at 59 Church St, St. Catharines.
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