Niagara police hunt ‘trash bag shoe’ thief after Niagara Falls convenience store attack


By Don Redmond

Published on February 14, 2022 at 12:53 p.m.

Retail people are always told two things when it comes to theft: always obey the thief (because money is usually insured and not worth dying for) and look for something distinct about of the person.

A suspect who robbed a Circle K store on Ferry Street near Main Street in Niagara Falls around midnight on February 11 certainly gave the clerk something unique to describe. He wore trash bags over his shoes.

Police said they were told the thief lingered in the store for a while before approaching the cashier and pointing a silver handgun at him. They added that the thief further threatened the clerk by ‘punching’ the gun, i.e. pulling the slide back and releasing it to indicate that the gun was ready to fire.

The employee, who was not injured, handed some cash to the suspect, who then reached the counter and grabbed a handful of lottery tickets before walking away.

The police cordoned off the area, even bringing in the K9 unit, but could not find the suspect.

He is described as a Caucasian male, 5ft 9in tall, wearing a black full face mask, a black winter jacket with his hood up, black pants, black ski gloves and, of course, bags rubbish on his shoes. The photos are below.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact 2 District Detectives at 905-688-4111 ext. 1009994.

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