Detectives Investigating Welland Ave. Gas Station Robbery – St. Catharines – Update 1 – ARREST

The investigation into the December 28, 2022, robbery of a St. Catharines Canadian Tire Gas Station has been ongoing by 1 District – St. Catharines / Thorold detectives.

A suspect was identified, and on December 29, 2022, he was arrested in St. Catharines.

Daniele Roberto Sforza (48 years) of St. Catharines has been arrested and charged with the Criminal Code offences of:

Robbery Fail to Comply with a Probation Order

Sforza was held in custody for a video bail hearing on January 3, 2023, at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, 1009412. 

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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Original Release – December 29, 2022 – Click Here