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Hamilton man, woman identified and facing charges in armed robbery at Grimsby gas station

Niagara regional police say they've identified a Hamilton man and woman in connection with an armed robbery in Grimsby, Ont., on Aug. 1, 2022. Don Mitchell / Global News

Editors note: Initially this post reported that two Hamiltonians, identified as two of four perpetrators of the Grimsby robbery, had been arrested. In fact, Niagara Police confirmed they had only identified the pair, but not yet apprehended. This story has been updated to reflect that.

Investigators also revealed the woman being sought was 26-years-old and not 36 as originally stated.

Police have identified a man and a woman from Hamilton as two of four alleged perpetrators in an armed robbery at a Grimsby, Ont., gas station Monday in which a masked man took a shot at an employee.

Niagara regional police (NRPS) say the shooter missed the worker, with a bullet striking a wall at the Petro Canada on South Service Road between Industrial Drive and Casablanca Boulevard.

“The initial investigation determined that three male suspects entered the gas station and confronted the employee demanding cash,” the NRPS said in a release.

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Pictured are two suspects Niagara Regional Police are seeking in a Petro Canada gas station robbery in Grimsby on Aug. 1, 2022 around 4:30 a.m.
Pictured are two suspects Niagara Regional Police are seeking in a Petro Canada gas station robbery in Grimsby on Aug. 1, 2022 around 4:30 a.m. @nrps

“Two of the suspects were armed, one with a pistol and the other with bear spray.”

The men stole cash and cigarettes.

Investigators say a 24-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman are facing charges after Hamilton police were able to locate a suspect vehicle on Tuesday in an area around Barton Street East and Parkdale Avenue North.

The red Hyundai Elantra fled the scene just after the incident around 4:30 a.m. on Aug.1.

Both are facing a robbery charge each, while the man also faces a charge of failing to comply with a probation.

All three of the accused who entered the store wore black hoodie sweatshirts and covered their faces.

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All involved are still outstanding, including two other unidentified men dressed all in black standing about six feet tall and a third person who also wore a black hoodie with grey track pants.

Read more: Gunshot fired during Grimsby gas station robbery, says Niagara Police

Detectives said they believe that person was about five feet five inches tall.

Both are considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information can reach out to Niagara police or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

 

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