Big Bee Variety in St. Catharines robbed early this morning

An early morning robbery at the Big Bee Variety store on Lake Street in St. Catharines has police looking for a suspect. 

Niagara Regional Police say the incident took place around 3:17 a.m. this morning when a lone male suspect believed to be armed with a weapon entered the store and confronted the store clerk.

The suspect demanded money and merchandise and fled the scene. 

The clerk did not receive any injuries as a result of this incident and no weapon was actually observed.
 
The suspect was described as a white male, 5'8" to 5'10" with a stocky build wearing a dark coloured hoodie with writing on the front and possibly wearing shorts.

 He was last seen running south on Lake Street from the variety store.
 
Investigators from the 1 District Detective Office are asking anyone with information regarding this incident  to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111 ext. 4286.