Niagara Police looking for man who smashed into St. Catharines’ mall using a hammer

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Published February 17, 2022 at 3:41 pm

Niagara Police reported that a thief went to a lot of trouble to steal a skateboard from a store in St. Catharines’ Pen Centre.

On February 10 at 1:15 am, the police responded to a break-and-enter call at the mall where the suspect left a sizable trail of broken glass.

Their investigation showed that the man smashed through an exterior glass door using a hammer. Once inside, he went to a store near the food court and smashed its window, stealing a $300 skateboard.

Rather than leave the way he came in, he smashed through the glass of yet another door at the rear entrance and escaped on foot. In the end, he caused $5,000 worth of damage.

He is described (photos above and below) as a white, male, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11 with a slim build, short brown hair and an unkempt beard. He was wearing shoes, light tan pants, a multi-coloured hoodie, carried a backpack and his left hand was covered with cloth.

Anyone who may know the identify of the suspect or have information about this incident are asked to contact 1 District officers at 905-688-4111, extension 1009588.

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