Two teens wanted following a stabbing incident at Pen Centre in St. Catharines


Published May 22, 2023 at 2:05 pm

Police have released a surveillance image of the suspects involved in an alleged stabbing that took place over the weekend at Pen Centre in St. Catharines that sent one man to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

On Saturday (May. 20) at approximately 5:40 pm, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a report of a stabbing at the Pen Centre (221 Glendale Ave) in St. Catharines.

Police say they spoke with a 20-year-old man who was suffering from an apparent stab wound, which paramedics made efforts to treat at the scene.

The victim was later transported to a local hospital for further care of a minor, non-life-threatening injury.

According to police, the victim had been walking in the mall when he was confronted by two young men near the food court. After a brief conversation, one of the suspects pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim and then both the young men ran from the scene through the mall.

Police say the knife was discarded as the two suspects fled the scene.

It is believed that the suspects exited the mall and left the property in an unknown vehicle.

Although investigators have not yet determined the identities of the suspects, a surveillance photo along with a description of the offenders was released by police:

Suspect #1: Is described as being a white man who was wearing a black jacket with a yellow cross-body style bag over his right shoulder and under his left arm, a blue or black baseball hat with the circular sticker still affixed to the brim and a white/grey/black graffiti patterned hooded sweater. This suspect was carrying a large paper bag that reportedly contained the knife.

Suspect #2: Is described as a white man who was seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a red and white Toronto Raptors logo on the front and grey pants. He was carrying a purple graffiti-styled skateboard.

Police believe the two suspects are young and could possibly be 18 years old.

After collecting further evidence, police have learned the suspects may have been involved in a theft-related incident with other teens in the mall prior to this incident.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have had an interaction with the suspects, witnessed this incident, or have any information to contact them by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009511.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.

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