March 17, 2017 1:10 pm
Updated: March 17, 2017 1:23 pm

Niagara Police searching for suspect in bank assault

Niagara Police release photo of bank assault suspect.


Niagara police are hunting for a man following an assault at a Royal Bank branch in St. Catharines.

Const. Phil Gavin says the suspect entered the bank on Martindale Road just before 10:30 a.m. this morning and assaulted a female employee with a weapon.

The man fled the scene in what is believed to be a 2009 Pontiac Montana minivan, licence plate BYTE 392.

Gavin says the woman has been taken to hospital in serious condition, and was possibly airlifted to another hospital.

Gavin says the suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Justin Kuijer from St. Catharines.

He is wanted for attempted murder and is considered armed and dangerous.

Police have also released a surveillance photo of the suspect.

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