Bank robbed in Port Colborne

Desjardins caisse populaire locked down

A Niagara Regional Police supervisor passes by Desjardins caisse populaire  in Port Colborne. Police said a male suspect robbed the bank shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.
A Niagara Regional Police supervisor passes by Desjardins caisse populaire in Port Colborne. Police said a male suspect robbed the bank shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

A man wearing a black mask and armed with a knife robbed Desjardins caisse populaire in Port Colborne Wednesday afternoon, said Niagara Regional Police.
Police were called to the bank, 57 Clarence St., at 1:49 p.m. and said no one was injured during the robbery.
A K9 officer and his service dog were searching downtown Port Colborne along with patrol officers, and the bank was closed, with police tape around the front.
Police said the man, wearing a black mask with dark clothing carrying a black bag, left with an undisclosed amount of cash after brandishing a knife.
The suspect was last seen running through an alley towards rear parking lot of the bank.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-735-7811 ext. 3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Photo taken at Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum by museum staff

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