Police were called to a convenience store in the area of McCowan Road and Denison Street at around 3:50 am for a report of a robbery. The investigation revealed that three suspects entered the convenience store, two of them armed with guns. The men made a demand for cash and lottery tickets. The employee complied and the suspects fled the store on foot with a quantity of cash and lottery tickets.
The employee was not physically injured as a result of the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.
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 at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS