St. Catharines police search for barefoot thief

Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery at a variety store in St. Catharines.

Police say a suspect armed with a knife entered the Daisy Mart on Pelham Road around 8:00 last night and stole money from the cash register before fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid to late 20's, dark hair with scruffy facial hair.

He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses, with dark shorts.

Police say as he fled the store he lost his shoes and was forced to run away barefoot.

Anyone who may have witnessed this robbery or has any information which may assist the investigation are encouraged to contact police at (905)688-4111 ext 4234.