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Niagara cops searching for armed gas station robber

Responding officers with the assistance of the NRPS canine unit quickly converged in the area, but suspect was able to evade police
Suspect wanted by Niagara Regional Police for armed robbery.

On Jan. 2 at 9:12 p.m. Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 2 District (Niagara Falls/Niagara-on-the-Lake) responded to a gas bar kiosk located in the area of Lundy’s Lane and Carlton Avenue, in the City of Niagara Falls regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers determined the suspect approached a lone clerk who was situated inside a kiosk at the time. The suspect brandished a black handgun and demanded the clerk surrender currency and cigarettes before fleeing the area on foot. The clerk did not sustain any physical injuries.

Responding officers with the assistance of the NRPS canine unit quickly converged in the area, however the suspect was able to evade police. It is believed the suspect ran south on Carlton Avenue toward the Barker Street area.

Detectives assigned to the 2 District Criminal Investigative Branch have assumed carriage of the investigation. They are being supported by members of the forensic services unit. Area residents and businesses are encouraged to review their CCTV footage for any imagery that may assist in this investigation.

The suspect is described as follows:

  • Male
  • White
  • 30 to 40 years
  • 5-foot-10, 200 lbs

The suspect was last seen wearing:

  • Black bandana
  • Black leather coat
  • Grey hoody with the hood up
  • Black gloves

Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead detective by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3. ext. 1009059.

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 that leads to an arrest.