Suspect sought in armed gas bar robbery

Police in St. Catharines are searching for a suspect who held up a local gas bar at knifepoint.

Police say a lone male entered the Canadian Tire Gas Bar on Burleigh Hill just after 5:30 yesterday morning and demanded cash and cigarettes from the clerk.

After the clerk surrendered both, the supect fled the scene on foot.

The robber is described as 5'11", with a slim to medium build, in his 20's.

He was wearing a grey hooded jacket, a black baseball hat, a black half mask balaclava pulled up over his nose as well as black gloves, pants and boots.

Police say there was a white substance on the jacket and gloves that could possibly be white paint or drywall compound.

 Anyone with information relating to this matter is requested to contact investigators.