York police looking for suspect in two bank robberies

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Police photo of alleged suspect

The  York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit and the Kingston Police are seeking the assistance of the pubic in identifying a man following two bank robberies in the Town of Richmond Hill and the City of Kingston.

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 2:08 p.m., a bank located at 2628 Princess Street in the City of Kingston was robbed by a lone male suspect who passed a note demanding cash. The employees complied and the suspect received an amount of cash and left on foot west on Princess Street.

On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, shortly before 4:30 p.m., York Regional Police responded to a bank robbery in the area of Spadina Road and 16th Avenue.  A lone male suspect entered the bank, approached a teller and made a demand for cash. The employee complied and the suspect fled the bank on foot.

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No one was physically injured as a result of either incident. The suspect has been described as male, white, 5’6” with a heavy build.

vestigators 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 www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – Cinews

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