Man with long history of arrests charged with armed robbery

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man who was once arrested for assaulting a Good Samaritan has been charged with the armed robbery of the NOCO on South Transit Road in Lockport on Sunday.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office charged 24-year-old Todd Delavalle, Jr. with first degree robbery, third degree criminal possession of a weapon and petit larceny on Tuesday. Deputies say Delavalle entered the gas station Sunday afternoon, displayed a knife and demanded money. He then fled on foot.

This is not Delavalle’s first run in with the law. In 2011, he was arrested for assaulting a Good Samaritan. The man had stopped to assist a woman Delavalle had been yelling at when he was attacked.

Todd Delavalle, Jr. following his arrest in 2011
Todd Delavalle, Jr. following his arrest in 2011

Other media outlets report Delavalle has a long history of arrests for everything from assault to disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest.

In this case, after being arraigned on charges related to the armed robbery, Delavalle was taken to the Niagara County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Authorities say their investigation continues. 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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