Suspect Allegedly Bites Store Staff

A Niagara County man is under arrest after police say he bit staff at a wine and liquor store.

New York State Police say the suspect, identified as 48-year-old Robert J. Harris of Niagara Falls, New York was allegedly trying to leave the Wine and Liquor Outlet with merchandise when store staff tried to stop him.

Wine and Liquor Outlet on South Transit Road in Lockport, New York Photo Credit: Google (image captured August 2021) via Google Maps (May 2022)
Wine and Liquor Outlet on South Transit Road in Lockport, New York Photo Credit: Google (image captured August 2021) via Google Maps (May 2022)
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Troopers from the Lockport barracks arrived at the store located on South Transit Road in Lockport at approximately 2:52pm on Monday, May 23, 2022.

In a written release the NYSP says that, when workers tried to stop him from leaving the store, "Harris then bit the staff causing significate damage while trying to take merchandise."

Troopers arrested Harris and charged him with Robbery in the Second Degree.

[AUTHOR'S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the New York State Police.  The reader is reminded that all suspects and arrested persons are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)
Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)
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Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)
Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)
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Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)
Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)
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Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)
Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)
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Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)
Border to Border Photo Credit: New York State Police (May 2022)
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