Man arrested day after attempted robbery of Niagara Falls’ convenience store

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Published November 16, 2021 at 11:34 am

A man who tried – and failed – to rob a Niagara Falls convenience store was caught the next day simply because he was still wearing the same clothes.

On November 14 at 11:30 pm, the police were called to the convenience store in the Dorchester Road-Thorold Stone Road on an attempted robbery call.

As it turned out, the suspect had poured himself a slushee and when he approached the counter, he pulled a knife and demanded cash.

The cashier instantly hit the alarm, causing the suspect to take off on foot with only with $2.45 slushee. The police searched the area but couldn’t find him.

On November 15 at 2:20 pm, a Niagara Police detective was in the Lundy’s Lane-Drummond Road area on an unrelated case and spotted the suspect. The officer had seen the videotape of the attempted robbery and recognized the man from his clothing.

He instantly arrested him after questioning him and finding stolen items from nearby stores. Those items were worth roughly $110.

Mark James Adair, 27, of no fixed address has charged with robbery and two counts of theft under $5,000.

Adair was held in custody for a video bail hearing at the Robert S. K. Welch Court House in St. Catharines today (November 16).

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 905-688-4111, extension 1022200.

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