Armed robber at casino
A patron of the Seneca Niagara Casino was robbed at gunpoint recently as he got into his car in the parking garage. The man got into his car and was starting it up when a tall black male opened the driver's side door and pressed the barrel of a six gun against his thigh. "Give me your money or I'll shoot you," the perp said. The casino goer, who had driven all the way from Ontario, was relieved of $200 and his car keys as the bad guy drove off with his car. One tall black male was ultimately detained, but turned out to not be the robber. An investigation is continuing.
Top's Friendly Market heist
LaSalle resident David Cicco, 61, probably isn't a bad guy, but sometimes good guys do dumb things. Cicco walked into Top's Friendly Market on Niagara Falls Boulevard over the weekend and concealed around $30 worth of groceries in his clothing and a satchel he was carrying and left the store without paying. Top's security detained him in the parking lot and called the cops, who charged him with petty theft and issued him an appearance ticket. The stolen items were returned to the store.
Some call it criminal mischief
An angry girlfriend is the prime suspect in an incident of criminal mischief that occurred Sunday on Hyde Park Blvd.. A woman called the Niagara Falls Police Department to say that her son's ex-girlfriend had driven up to her parked car in an older Chevrolet Malibu, got out, and threw a brick through the rear window. The son had seen all this, the woman said. A neighbor across the street confirmed the woman's account. Police then discovered the son had an outstanding arrest warrant, but by the time they got back to the house, the kid had fled the scene.
Car burglary here
And over on Builder's Way, a patron of the Regal Cinemas told city police that someone broke into her car while she was watching the movie. A bunch of stuff was stolen, including some credit cards, which were used immediately. Police say an investigation is continuing.
City police were called to the emergency room at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a man with stab wounds showed up for treatment. The victim told police he stopped his car in the 2200 block of Niagara Street to break up a fight between involving several black males, got out of his car, and was immediately stabbed in the chest. Police said they couldn't locate any witnesses and have no suspects in the assault.