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Cops identify two of four suspects wanted in gas station robbery

Both suspects, believed to be in the Hamilton area, are considered armed and dangerous

Niagara Regional Police have identified two of four suspects wanted in connection with an early morning gas station robbery that nearly ended in tragedy.

On Aug. 1, three suspects—one armed with a handgun, another with bear spray—stormed through the doors of a Petro Canada in Grimsby, demanding cash and cigarettes. When the lone employee sprinted from the store, he was shot at.

Luckily, the bullet missed, hitting a nearby wall.

Police say they tracked the red getaway car to a neighbourhood in Hamilton, eventually learning that a fourth suspect was behind the wheel at the time of the crime.

Marcus Roy, 24, of Hamilton is wanted for robbery and failure to comply with a probation order. The alleged driver—Rebecca Collingwood, 36, also of Hamilton—is wanted for robbery.

Police are asking the public's help to identify suspects two and three from the surveillance footage featured in the above photo gallery.

Below is the full press release from police:

The armed robbery investigation related to the Petro Canada Gas Station that occurred on Aug. 1, 2022, at 424 South Service Road, in the City of Grimsby continues to be ongoing by Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) detectives assigned to 8 District Criminal Investigative Branch.

On Aug. 2, 2022, the red getaway car was located by the Hamilton Police Service in the area of Barton Street East and Parkdale Avenue North, in the City of Hamilton.  The vehicle was seized and later processed for forensic evidence by the Forensic Services Unit of the NRPS.

On Aug. 4, 2022, detectives identified one of the suspects involved in the robbery and a female suspect who was responsible for driving the red getaway car.

Marcus Roy (24 years) of Hamilton is currently WANTED for the Criminal Code offences of:

  • Robbery
  • Fail to comply with probation order

Rebecca Collingwood (36 years) of Hamilton is currently WANTED for the Criminal Code offences of:

  • Robbery

Both Roy and Collingwood are believed to be in the Hamilton area.  Both are considered to be ARMED & DANGEROUS.  Members of the public should not approach and are encouraged to contact 911 immediately.

8 District detectives continue to appeal to members of the public for assistance identifying suspect #2 and suspect #3 outlined in the attached photo.

The investigation continues to be ongoing, and detectives would like to thank the numerous members of the public who provided tips that resulted in Roy and Collingwood being identified and the getaway car being located.  The Hamilton Police Service has also been an instrumental partner agency in this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, option #3, extension #1009336.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to 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 that leads to an arrest.