Suspects sought following convenience store robberies

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking a suspect and witnesses following two convenience store robberies in the City of Markham.

On Thursday, January 8, 2021, at approximately 8:20 p.m., York Regional Police were called to a convenience store on Highway 7 East, west of Main Street North, for a report of a robbery. Officers learned that a suspect entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded cash. Police say the suspect obtained a quantity of cash and fled from the scene.

At approximately 9:35 p.m., the same suspect attended another convenience store located on Masseyfield Gate which is in the area of Warden Avenue, north of Steeles Avenue. The suspect obtained cash and cigarettes and fled from the scene.

The suspect was described as male, Black, approximately six-feet-tall with a slim build, wearing a mask and gloves.

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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