On January 21st 2022 at approximately 10:45pm, 1 District (St. Catharines) uniform officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) attended the Shell Gas Station located at 389 Ontario Street in the City of St. Catharines for an armed robbery call.
Investigation revealed that at approximately 10:15pm, a male suspect entered the store, brandished a firearm at an employee and left the store with stolen items. The male then fled the area on foot prior to police arrival.
The employee did not sustain any physical injuries.
Marcel M. McGrath (40 years old) of Niagara Falls, was arrested and charged with the following offences of:
Robbery (Firearm) Carrying concealed weapon Possession of a weapon Pointing a firearm Disguised with intent
McGrath was held in custody pending a bail hearing that took place on January 23, 2022.
The investigation remains ongoing with detectives with 1 District.
Anyone who may have been in the area, who may have information, or anyone who has video surveillance is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, ext. 1008429.