Good Samaritan gets eyeful of spray at St. Catharines grocery store theft


Published March 23, 2022 at 4:13 pm

This is why the Niagara Police preach extreme caution to bystanders when it comes to crime.

On March 16, the police were called at a theft in progress at the Food Basics on Hartzel Road in St. Catharines.

A Good Samaritan noticed a suspect stealing items from the shelves and quickly told employees, who, in turn, alerted the police.

He then followed and confronted the suspect in the parking lot. The suspect pulled an aerosol can from his pocket and sprayed the face and mouth of the Good Samaritan. He suffered from minor injuries that didn’t need medical attention.

However, while he was briefly blinded, it allowed the suspect to hop into a dark coloured four-door Mazda and take off.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40, 5-foot-7, medium/heavy build wearing a black baseball hat, blue jeans, black coat, black mask and carrying a black duffle bag

Again, the suspect’s car was a black Mazda with no front licence plate. The suspect and his car are all pictured here.

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