Two young offenders don’t get very far after St. Catharines convenience store robbery

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Published November 12, 2021 at 11:51 am

Two young offenders didn’t get far in their attempt to rob a St. Catharines convenience store on November 10. The Niagara Police spotted them as they were bolting out of the place.

At 8 pm, the pair entered the store with one being armed with what appeared to be a gun, the other brandishing a knife. They demanded cash so the cashier, who was unharmed, complied.

But just as the pair were exiting, the police were pulling. The duo split up, running in two different directions. One was caught near instantly while the other was tracked down with some assistance from a police dog named Kona.

In the end, the gun was a replica pistol.

The Youth Criminal Justice Act of Canada stops the Niagara Police from identifying the 16 and 17 year old males involved in this incident.  Both were held for a bail hearing via video link to the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in the St. Catharines yesterday (November 11).

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, extension #1022200

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