Niagara Regional Police say an armed robbery is under investigation in St. Catharines.

On September 12, 2022, at approximately 4:43pm, Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a report of an armed robbery in west St. Catharines.

Officers arrived on scene at the Esso Gas Station located at 179 St. Paul Street West. The initial investigation determined that a lone male had entered the store armed with a handgun. The unknown suspect stole a chocolate bar, cigarettes, and an undisclosed amount of cash from the till. The suspect ran from the scene. The lone clerk was not injured.

A NRPS K9 Unit along with officers from the NRPS Emergency Task Unit commenced a search of the area for the suspect. The suspect was not located. The investigation has now been assigned to 1 District detectives. The scene was processed by detectives from the NRPS Forensic Services Unit.

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robbery suspect


robbery suspect

The suspect is described as:

White male, early 20s
5’8” ft. tall
Slender build
The suspect was wearing:

Grey track pants
Running shoes
Black long sleeve sweater with a small white Nike swoosh on it
Beige bucket hat
Blue surgical mask
Dark Sunglasses
See photos.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009482.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.

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