Robbery outside the abandon factory in St. Catharines

On Thursday, August 10, 2017 at approximately 10:44 p.m. members of the Niagara Regional Police Service attended the parking lot area of an abandoned factory outside of 19 Yale Crescent, St. Catharines in response to a robbery that just occurred.

Upon arrival, police learned that two young (2) females were attacked by three (3) males in the area.

One (1) of the males brandished a knife and demanded the female victim turn over her backpack.

All three (3) suspects were approximately 15 to 18 years of age and concealed their faces with some sort of garment.

During this altercation one (1) victim sustained a minor injury to her left arm. There was no medical attention required as a result of the incident.

The suspects fled the area prior to police arriving on scene.

The first suspect is described as a male white, brown curly hair, 15-18 years of age, wearing a white baggy t-shirt, and dark track pants.

The second suspect is described as a male white, brown hair, approximately 5.11′ tall, 15-18 years of age, wearing a red t-shirt and a red hat.

The third suspect is described as a male white, 15-18 years of age, wearing a baggy dark hooded sweat shirt.

Anyone with information relating to this matter is urged to call the 1 District Criminal Investigations Branch at 905-688-4111 ext. 4307 or ext. 4358.

Information on crimes can also be submitted anonymously using Crime Stoppers of Niagara.

  • To leave an anonymous tip, please contact Crime Stoppers via:  Telephone – 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
  • Online –
  • Text – 274637(CRIMES), keyword Niagara, then your tip.

Source – Niagara Regional Police Service press release



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