Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Crime

February 24, 2014

Robberies may be related

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Three armed robberies in the Lockport area on Sunday may be linked, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office crime bureau is working closely with the New York State Police, Undersheriff Michael Filicetti said Monday, adding that it's an active investigation and several leads are being followed. 

"We believe they're related," he said.

The three robberies occurred in the span of just under eight hours. In the first incident, the NOCO gas station on Transit Road, a mile from where deputies were still investigating a stabbing at the Big Lots on South Transit Road, was robbed around 3:20 p.m. According to the Sheriff's Office, the suspect displayed a knife and demanded money. He then fled the scene on foot and hopped a fence into the Woodlands manufactured home complex, where witnesses saw the suspect enter a white sedan on Norwood Avenue. The car had been waiting for the suspect, and there were two other people in the car, the Sheriff's Office said. 

In the second incident, just after 6:30 p.m. in Gasport, Crosby's, 7953 Rochester Road, was robbed by a suspect wielding a knife and demanding money. The suspect fled the scene and was seen walking toward the railroad tracks north of the store, the Sheriff's Office said. 

The third incident occurred just before 11 p.m. when the Sunoco gas station at South Transit and Robinson roads was robbed by a suspect with a knife. The Sheriff's Office said the suspect is believed to have fled down Robinson Road. 

The suspect in the first two robberies was described as a thin white male in his 20s. In the description from the first robbery, the suspect was described as being about 5 feet 9 inches tall, sporting a scruffy beard and wearing a blue knit hat with a Sabres and Labatt Blue logo. He was also wearing a jacket with a large British flag on the back. In the second robbery, the suspect was described as standing between 5-feet 7-inches and 6 feet tall. He wore a black knit hat with lighter colored stripes and a tan hooded coat, the Sheriff's Office said. Information on the suspect in the third robbery wasn't readily available. 

1
Text Only
Crime
Featured Ads
Community Events
Photos


Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Front page
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Seasonal Content
Helium debate
Helium
Section Teases

Seasonal Content
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.