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Police were called to the coffee kiosk by the Niagara Health Systems’ Urgent Care Centre at on Ontario Street, after a report the clerk was threatened by a man with a weapon.
Police say were called to the scene Tuesday morning. It’s alleged a man went to the sandwich kiosk near the front doors of the former Hotel Dieu hospital and confronted the clerk about a report of a theft made the day earlier.
The suspect was alleged to have pulled a silver revolver type handgun from his waistband and threatened the clerk before fleeing the hospital.
No one was injured.
The victim describes the suspect as 20-25 years, Latino or North American native, standing 5 feet 10 inches to 5 feet 11 inches with a medium build. He was said to have been wearing a black, three-quarter length winter coat with fur lined hood and a white crest on the shoulders. He had short, dark, curly hair and was clean shaven.
At this time, police say no independent witnesses have come forward.
Niagara Regional Police media officer Derek Watson confirmed there was a theft report made to police on Monday.
Several police officers responded to the threat call Tuesday, and the canine unit searched the outside of the building. Police also searched the surrounding neighbourhood.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-688-4111.