Police say getaway van in Niagara Falls bank robbery used stolen plates


Published March 2, 2023 at 1:15 pm

One of the two suspects in the Feb. 23 robbery of a Meridian Credit Union in Niagara Falls. (Photo: NRPS)

Niagara Police have reported that the white Dodge Caravan getaway vehicle driven in the Feb. 23 Niagara Falls bank robbery was using stolen plates.

Two male suspects remain on the loose after the robbery at the Meridian Credit Union (4780 Portage Rd.) last week.

Police, who have now released new photos of the suspects (see below) and the van, say the licence plates on the van, CSCS014, were stolen from a vehicle parked at a Scott St. home near Meadowvale Dr. in St. Catharines on Feb. 15.

As well, Meridian Credit Union headquarters, which has promised tighter security protocols since the robbery, is now offering a $15,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.

The first suspect is described as a Black male who is 50 years old and 6-foot tall with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black mask, black jacket, black gloves, dark grey pants and black shoes.

The second suspect is described as a Black male who is 30 years old and 5-foot-9 with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a mask, a grey hooded sweatshirt with “BARRIE” on the left chest and a maple leaf logo underneath, black pants and burgundy shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead detective by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009128.

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