Police officer nabs suspect in Falls robbery

Posted at 10:59 AM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 10:59:20-05

Two different 7-Elevens were robbed overnight in Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

At the first armed robbery in Niagara Falls, a police officer wound up being in the right place at the right time.

About midnight on Hyde Park Boulevard, Niagara Falls police told 7 Eyewitness News, the officer was on routine patrol at this store, because of prior incidents.  The officer saw the armed robbery happening.

As the crook tried to get away, he was arrested, running out the store.

We don't have any information on the officer, or the thief.

Hours later, about 2:30 a.m., there was another robbery on Niagara Street, in Niagara Falls.

Police were unable to provide any information about this robbery.