Hunt for suspect in Vaughan gas station robbery

yorkpolice4Officers of the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect following a gas station robbery in the City of Vaughan.

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at approximately 1:10 a.m., officers arrived at a gas station located in the area of Thornhill Woods Drive and Highway 7 following reports of a robbery. A lone male suspect entered the gas station armed with a knife and demanded cash from the employee. The employee complied with the demand and the suspect fled the area on foot.  The employee was not injured.

Responding officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

the suspect has been described as:   Male, white,   25 to 40 years,  6’, thin build,  Fair complexion

Investigators from the Hold-Up Unit are reminding 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. 6631, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK – CINEWS

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