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Cashier gets into tussle with robber

POSTMEDIA NEWS

A St. Catharines convenience store robber who got into a struggle with a cashier over a carton of cigarettes is sought by Niagara Regional Police.

Shortly after midnight Tuesday, police were called to a robbery that had just occurred at the 7-Eleven store at 104 Lake St.

A lone man entered the store, then asked the cashier for a carton of cigarettes, said a police media release. The two began to struggle with the carton of cigarettes when the male managed to remove one package from the carton. When the clerk failed to meet the suspect’s demands for the remainder of the carton he produced a weapon from his pocket.

The suspect ran off with a quantity of merchandise, said the release. He was last seen running on Louisa Street toward Henry Street near Welland Avenue.

The clerk did not sustain any injuries as a result of the incident, police said.

The suspect is described as 30 to 40 years of age, about 5-foot-11 with a skinny build. He was wearing a black baseball hat, black heavy sweater/jacket and dark pants.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked by police to call the 1 District detective offices at 905-688-4111 ext. 4358.