On August 1, 2022, at approximately 4:37am 8 District uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a report of a robbery in progress at a gas station in Grimsby.
Officers attended the Petro Canada at 424 South Service Road (between Industrial Drive and Casablanca Boulevard) and met with the lone employee. The initial investigation has determined that three male suspects entered the gas station and confronted the employee demanding cash. Two of the suspects were armed, one with a pistol and the other with “bear spray”.
The suspects stole cash and cigarettes. The employee feared for their life and attempted to run from the store. The suspect armed with the pistol, targeted the employee and fired one shot at them. The shot missed the employee striking a wall. The employee was not physically injured.
Armed with a black handgun Male / white 5’9, slender to medium build Clothing, black hooded sweatshirt, large green print Black track pants Black, with white lettering high top running shoes
Armed with a pepper or bear spray cannister Male / White 6”0 tall medium build, light brown hair Black hooded sweatshirt with black large print on front only Black Nike track pants Black Nike flip flops, black socks
No weapon seen White, 5’5 slender build, unknown gender Black hooded sweatshirt, small Nike white swoosh on upper left chest Grey track pants Black / white Nike high top running shoes
The suspects are believed to have arrived and fled in a red Hyundai product, possibly an Elantra. Of note on the suspect vehicle:
Rear driver’s tire is a spare “donut” tire. Tinted windows Bright fog lights
The investigation has determined the suspects drove by the gas station at approximately 4:30am, before the robbery.
The investigation is in its early stages. Anyone who recognizes one of the suspects or the car from the included photos should call the police and not approach or confront the suspects.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009336.
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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Anyone (residents or businesses) in the area with closed circuit security cameras, doorbell video cameras, or dash cameras are asked to review their footage for suspicious activity for the period between 12:30am and 5:00am on August 1, 2022.