Police share photo of St Catharines bank robber suspect

bank robber suspect Photo credit: NRPS

Niagara police have released photos of a suspect in Monday’s St Catharines bank robbery.

On Monday, the TD Canada Trust bank at 364 Scott Street in St. Catharines was robbed by an unknown man.  Police said the suspect threatened a clerk with violence if he was not given money.  He was handed an undisclosed amount of Canadian money and he ran from the bank. An anti-robbery red-dye pack that was among the stolen money exploded.

Police said the suspect may have red dye on their hands, body, or clothing today.  An anti-robbery red dye pack was found exploded near the scene.  “Anyone with red dye on themselves or attempting to pass red-stained money should be reported to the police, said a Niagara police news release.

The suspect is described as a black male with a slim build, 5’7 feet tall, 20-30 years of age. He was wearing a black face-covering, black-hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black socks, and flip flops.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, extension 1009964.

Anonymous tips can be shared via 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.