On Sunday March 19, 2017, at approximately 5:42 am members of the Niagara Regional Police Services responded to the Canadian Tire Gas Bar located at 5 Burleigh Hill Drive in the City of St. Catharines for reports of a Robbery.
Upon arrival it was learned that a male suspect entered the gas bar brandishing a knife. The suspect approached the lone clerk demanding money and cigarettes. After receiving a quantity of both, the suspect fled on foot South through the parking lot toward Burleigh Hill Drive. See picture below.
The suspect in this matter is described as being a male, white, approximately 5’11, slim to medium build and between 20 to 30 years of age.
The suspect was wearing a grey hooded jacket with a smaller dark three peaked logo on the front, a black flat brimmed base ball cap, with a white decal on the top left portion of the brim, a black half mask balaclava pulled up over his nose, black pants, black boots, and he wore thick black winter gloves. There appeared partially splattered on areas of the gloves and front of the grey jacket a white substance, possibly white paint or drywall compound.
There were no injuries as a result of this incident. This incident is being further investigated by members of the 1 District Detective Office. Anyone with information relating to this matter is requested to contact investigators.
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