Police are on the lookout for a suspect who attempted to rob a Markham bank but fled on foot before obtaining any cash.
A man entered a bank near Steeles Ave. East and Woodbine Ave. at about 10 a.m. on Jan. 22 and demanded cash. York Regional Police report he fled the bank before obtaining any money and was last seen running eastbound along Steeles.
The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s. He has a thin build, is clean shaven and was wearing a navy blue sweater with the hood up, white track pants and light-coloured shoes.
Hold-Up Unit investigators are reminding business owners about the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images help identify suspects, can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the attempted robbery is asked to contact police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631 or Crime Stoppers.