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Posted on Tuesday September 10, 2019

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking assistance to identify a suspect following two bank robberies in the Town of Newmarket.  

On Friday, August 16, 2019, at approximately 11:20 a.m., a lone male suspect entered a bank at Davis Drive and Leslie Street and gave the bank employee a note stating he had a weapon and wanted money.  The suspect fled from the bank without obtaining any money.  

Only a few minutes later, the same suspect entered another nearby bank and committed a robbery in the same way as the first. Again, the suspect fled without obtaining any money.

The suspect then attended a store in the same area and changed his clothing in the washroom. The third photo below shows the suspect exiting the store after changing.

Suspect described as:

  • Male, white
  • 45 to 65
  • 5’9” to 6’
  • 140 lbs. to 160 lbs.
  • Wearing black sunglasses, a dark coloured ‘Heineken’ cap, a navy fleece jacket, a red T-shirt, light blue jeans and black running shoes

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