Visitor Asks Two Random Males on 3rd Street to Buy Marijuana; Has $400 Stolen

Visitor Asks Two Random Males on 3rd Street to Buy Marijuana; Has $400 Stolen

By: Staff Reporter

Niagara Falls Police responded to 500 block of 3rd Street on Thursday, August 4th, 2022, around 2100 hours for a report of robbery and possible assault.

Upon arrival, police spoke with complainant who stated he left the hotel at approximately 1400 hours and was walking around the downtown area. The complainant stated he was sitting on a bench in front of Wine on Third when he asked two unknown men if they could get him some marijuana. The unknown men stated they could and asked the complainant for money. The complainant stated that the men tried to make him go to the ATM to take out more money than he had. However, the men did take approximately $400 that the complainant had but he was unable to explain to police how they took it.

The officer did observe swelling to the complainant’s left cheek as well as small abrasions and scratches on his face but was unaware how he got the injuries. Police stated that the complainant appeared to be intoxicated as he was slurring his words and had an odor of alcoholic beverages.

No further information is available at this time.

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