Niagara police seek suspect accused of robbing gas station in St. Catharines

Niagara regional police say a clerk was threatened Wednesday morning by the suspect at the station on Welland Avenue near Neilson. Don Mitchell / Global News

Niagara police are seeking a suspect accused of robbing a gas station in St. Catharines early Wednesday morning.

Investigators say the man, believed to be in his mid-40s, walked into the business on Welland Avenue near Neilson and threatened a cashier with a knife, demanded money, then took off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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A police spokesperson says the knife was never actually shown in the incident.

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The accused is described as five feet three inches tall with a medium build and a scruffy or unshaven face.

He was wearing a dark blue winter jacket with a black tuque, light-coloured pants and white shoes.

Anyone with infomation can reach out to Niagara police or Crime Stoppers.

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