St. Catharines man charged in connection to gas station robbery


Published January 3, 2023 at 4:10 pm

The investigation into a Dec. 28 robbery of a St. Catharines Canadian Tire Gas Station didn’t last long, as Niagara Police just announced a Dec. 29 arrest in the case.

Daniele Roberto Sforza, 48, of St. Catharines has been charged with robbery and failure to comply with a probation order.

Niagara Police say that late last year, officers responded to a theft call from the gas station on Welland Avenue near Neilson Avenue.

Police allege a lone male suspect entered the store area and demanded money, reportedly threatening staff with a knife that was not shown.

Police say he ran from the area with an undisclosed amount of money.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

The accused was held in custody for a video bail hearing today (Jan. 3) at the courthouse in St. Catharines.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, 1009412.


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