Police hunt for armed suspect after St. Catharines gas station robbery

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Published September 13, 2022 at 9:30 am

Niagara Police are on the lookout for an armed male who robbed a St. Catharines gas station yesterday (September 12).

Police say the man holding a handgun entered the Esso gas station at 179 St. Paul St at 4:45 pm, stole a chocolate bar, some cigarettes and demanded cash.

He escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, leaving the clerk uninjured. Police brought in the K9 unit and emergency task force to search for him but they were unsuccessful.

The suspect is described as a white male, early 20s, 5-foot-8 with a slender build. He was wearing grey track pants, running shoes, a black long sleeve sweater with a small white Nike swoosh on it, a beige bucket hat, a blue surgical mask and dark sunglasses. See the photos below.

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

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