Police charge St. Catharines man in armed gas station robbery

Niagara police have charged a 40-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery in St. Catharines last week.

Officers say a man with a handgun entered the Esso gas station at 179 St. Paul St. West.

The man stole a chocolate bar, cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash from the till. He then ran from the gas station.

Police say the lone employee was not injured.

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Nicholas R. Selvig of St. Catharines was arrested Wednesday and charged with disguise with intent and robbery with a firearm.

Selvig is scheduled to appear in a St. Catharines courthouse Thursday.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, ext. 1009482.