Niagara Regional Police say they are investigating a robbery in St. Catharines.

On January 14, 2024, at approximately 8:50am officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service attended Avondale located at 80 Pelham Road in the City of St. Catharines regarding an alarm call for service.

Investigation revealed that a male had just entered the store brandished a knife toward an employee and stole an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the area. The suspect was last seen on foot, Westbound on Cumming Street toward Rykert Street. The K9 Unit with the Niagara Regional Police Service attended the area however had negative results in locating the suspect.

The suspect is described as:

20-35 years
6 feet tall

Wearing a long dark grey/black winter parka down to his knees with the hood up, black sweatpants and black shoes and green gloves.

Detectives with 1 District (St. Catharines/Thorold) have taken carriage of the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009011.

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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