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Suspect arrested for gas station armed robbery

The 40-year-old from St. Catharines is charged with robbery with a firearm and disguise with intent; bail hearing scheduled for today
2021-04-05 Niagara Regional Police cruiser
Niagara Regional Police Service file photo

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery eariler this month at an Esso gas station in St. Catharines.

Nicholas R. Selvig, 40, was apprehended yesterday and charged with robbery with a firearm and disguise with intent.

A bail hearing is scheduled for today.

Below is the full press release from Niagara Regional Police:

1 District detectives have been investigating this incident since it occurred on Sept. 12, 2022.  As a result of that investigation a suspect was identified.

On Sept. 21, 2022, Nicholas R. Selvig (40 years old) of St. Catharines was arrested in relation to this incident.  Selvig has been charged with the criminal offences of:

  • Disguise with intent, S. 351(2) CC
  • Robbery with a firearm, S. 344(1)(a) CC

Selvig was held in custody for a video bail hearing to be held at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on Sept. 22, 2022.

Detectives would like to thank the public and media for their assistance with this investigation.

Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, extension 1009482.

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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