Detectives and uniform officers from the 5 District Fort Erie office of the Niagara Regional Police Service are investigating three robberies that occurred on January 24, 2022, in Fort Erie and Niagara Falls.
On January 24, 2022, at approximately 3:00AM, 5 District uniform members attended the Pioneer Gas station located 191 Garrison Road, in the Town of Fort Erie. A lone male suspect entered the store area and demanded money from the store clerk. The suspect fled with a small amount of merchandise. Suspect described as:
Male, white 30-40 yrs. Clean shaven Wearing a red bandana, red/white New York Giants baseball cap, black gloves, black/grey striped winter jacket (Suspect photo below).
On January 24, 2022, at approximately 3:20AM, 5 District uniform members responded for another robbery call at the Flying J Truckstop located at 1637 Pettit Road, in the Town of Fort Erie. Again, the suspect demanded money from the clerk. The suspect was unsuccessful in his attempts to get any money and fled from the store.
The description of the suspect is the same as the Pioneer robbery above, however he was now wearing a red jacket. The suspect entered the passenger side of an awaiting vehicle parked outside the Flying J. (Suspect photo below).
On January 24, 2022, at approximately 4:50AM, 2 District Niagara Falls uniform members responded for robbery call at the Petro Canada located at 7307 Oakwood Drive, in the City of Niagara Falls. The suspect demanded money from the clerk and again was unsuccessful in his robbery efforts. The suspect in this incident is believed to be the same male as the above-mentioned robberies.
None of the staff involved in these incidents were physically injured.
Detectives believe the suspect getaway vehicle was a stolen grey 2013 Dodge Journey bearing Ontario licence plate BWLJ367 (see similar photo below). The Dodge had been stolen on January 23, 2022, at approximately 7:45PM from a Ridgeway Road (near Roxborough Avenue) plaza parking lot. The Dodge has not been located. If the Dodge is spotted by a member of the public, do not approach the vehicle and contact your local police.
Members of the 5 District detective office are continuing the investigation into the above occurrences. Anyone with information can contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, opt. 3, 1009369.
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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