Suspects sought after pharmacy robberies

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking suspects and witnesses following pharmacy robberies in the Cities of Markham and Vaughan.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2020, at approximately 12:20 p.m., York Regional Police were called to a pharmacy on Steeles Avenue, west of Kennedy Road in Markham, for a report of a robbery. Officers learned that two suspects entered the pharmacy and demanded access to the safe.  Police say the suspects took items from the safe and fled from the scene.

At approximately 12:45 p.m., the same suspects attended another pharmacy located on Steeles Avenue, west of Hilda Avenue, in Vaughan.  Police say the suspects ordered the occupants of the store onto the ground while they stole a quantity of drugs and cash.

The suspects were both described as male, Black, approximately six feet tall with slim builds, wearing masks and hoodies.

No one was physically injured during either of the incidents.

Investigators from the Hold-Up Unit remind business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images help to identify suspects, can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6630 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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