Suspect sought in Vaughn convenience story robbery

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking a suspect following a robbery at a convenience store in the City of Vaughan.

On Friday, May 14, 2016, at approximately 6:05 p.m., police were called to a convenience store located in the area of Islington Road north of Highway 7 for a report of a robbery. A male suspect entered the store and threatened the employee with a hammer, then made a demand for cash. The suspect grabbed the till out of the cash register and took the victim’s cell phone. The suspect got into a vehicle and fled the area.

The employee was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Suspect #1:

  • Male, white
  • 20 to 30 years
  • Heavy build
  • Wearing a ski mask
  • Carrying a hammer
Suspect Vehicle :

  • Silver Kia Forte
  • Dark, tinted windows

The investigation is ongoing.

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. 6631, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS

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