A would-be thief escaped captors Thursday at the Niagara Falls Home Depot.
Police were called to the store at 7190 Morrison Street around 6:30 p.m. They were a male suspect had attempted to steal power tools, but employees apprehended, handcuffed and held the suspect for police.
While waiting, the suspect pulled out a knife and pushed one of the employees to the ground. The suspect fled the scene on a bicycle and he was still wearing handcuffs. The suspect is described as male, white, 5’8″, 160 lbs, short brown hair to the neck. He had scruffy brown facial hair and decaying teeth.
The suspect was wearing a grey long john style shirt and blue jeans. The bicycle is described as a white BMX style, with a crate attached to the back of the bicycle. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service #2 District Detective Office at 905-688-4111, ext. 2200 or they can call CRIME STOPPERS.
Information on crimes can 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: www.niagaratips.com Text: 274637 (CRIMES), keyword ‘Niagara’, then your tip. Crime Stoppers guarantees that you will remain anonymous through any of the methods offered to provide tips. You may also be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 if the information leads to an arrest.