Niagara Gazette

Local News

February 7, 2013

Detectives probing robbery

(Continued)

Niagara Gazette — The detective lieutenant said investigators are still seeking help from the public.

The first robbery took place at 3:40 a.m. New Year’s Eve at a store in the 2600 block of Niagara Street. Two suspects entered the store and walked straight to the front counter.

Both suspects were wearing black winter jackets, with hoods tied so tight that only their eyes were visible. Both men also had ski masks covering their faces.

A store clerk, who was cleaning, walked to the counter and one of the suspects then pulled out a black handgun and demanded cash.

“Open the drawer and take everything out of the register,” the suspect told the clerk.

The clerk took some cash from the register and as he handed it to the suspect, the man demanded that he open the store safe. After telling the first suspect he did not have a key for the safe, the second suspect went around the front counter and grabbed some packs of Newport cigarettes.

The suspects then grabbed two empty bank bags and a package of Swedish Fish candy before running from the store.

The second robbery occurred on New Year’s Day at a store in the 1500 block of Pine Avenue.

A clerk told officers that he was working at the front counter, at 10:20 p.m., when a suspect with a large build, wearing a black leather jacket and a scarf covering his face came into the store from the west side of the building. Again, the suspect walked right to the front counter and displayed a large steak knife.

The robber demanded cash and told the clerk to put it in a ripped plastic bag he was carrying with him. The clerk gave the robber some money from his cash register and five packs of Newport cigarettes.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
Poll

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results