Public needed to stop armed robberies

MIDDLEPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – Authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout after a rash of armed robberies in Niagara County.

The sheriff’s office, State Police, Niagara Falls Police, Middleport Police and Lockport Police are investigating a string of armed robberies that began Christmas Eve. The last one took place on Thursday.

The two suspects involved appear to be white males around 5’6″ to 6′ tall with medium builds. The suspects have displayed a small, semi-automatic handgun during the robberies.

The public is asked to keep vigilant in and around local businesses. Anyone who sees suspicious behavior or has any information about the armed robberies should call the sheriff’s office 24-hour hotline at 438-3393. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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