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One person shot, two sprayed with bear spray in jewelry robbery

The shooting victim was taken to an out-of-town trauma centre to be treated and is currently in serious condition with non life-threatening
robbery suspects
Niagara Regional Police Service asks St. Catharines residents to call 911 if they see the suspects wanted for jewelry robbery.

On May 11, 2022, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers assigned to 1 District (St. Catharines) responded to Karat Jewellers located at 285 Geneva Street, in the City of St. Catharines for reports of an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, officers confirmed Karat Jewellers had been robbed at gunpoint. Two individuals inside the store were sprayed with a substance believed to be “bear spray.”  As the suspect fled the store, shots were fired, and an individual was struck. All three victims were transported to a local hospital by Niagara Emergency Medical Service (NEMS) paramedics. The shooting victim has since been transported to an out-of-town trauma centre for further medical treatment. The shooting victim is currently listed in serious condition with non life-threatening injuries.

The suspects fled the scene on a motorcycle, believed to be a sports bike. The motorcycle was last seen on the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) travelling Toronto bound.

The descriptions of the suspects are as follows:

Suspect No. 1

  • Dark clothing
  • Wearing a yellow full-face motorcycle helmet

Suspect No. 2

  • Dark clothing
  • Wearing a black half motorcycle helmet

Both suspects are considered to be armed and dangerous. 

If seen, do not approach; contact 911 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 1 District Detectives at 905-688-4111 or Crime Stoppers of Niagara at 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.