On July 28, 2022, at approximately 6:00pm, 3 District – Welland uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a robbery at the Petro Canada gas station located in west Thorold.
Officers arrived on scene at 1809 Merrittville Hwy. and Hwy 20. The initial investigation determined that on July 28, 2022, at approximately 5:36pm a lone masked male entered the gas station kiosk armed with a knife. The suspect threatened the employee and demanded two STLTH nicotine vape pods ($34) and leaves on foot.
A K9 track of the area located the mask and bandana the suspect was wearing, but not the suspect.
The lone store employee was not injured.
The suspect is described as:
White male 25-35 years old Approximately 6’0 tall, medium build Appeared to have brown hair beneath the bandana
The suspect’s clothing is described as:
Dark blue bandana with a white pattern Purple, blue, red, green, and yellow Halloween-style plastic face mask Plain yellow/orange t-shirt Black athletic shorts with a white logo that appeared to be Adidas Slide-style flip flops that were black with a white Air Jordan logo
3 District detectives have been assigned to the investigation; they are being assisted by the NRPS Forensic Services Unit.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009221.
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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