Browser Compatibility Notification
It appears you are trying to access this site using an outdated browser. As a result, parts of the site may not function properly for you. We recommend updating your browser to its most recent version at your earliest convenience.

Emergency? Call 9-1-1

Non-Emergency? Call 1 (866) 876-5423

Decrease Text Size Default Text Size Increase Text Size |
Print Link


Posted on Tuesday September 11, 2018

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect that was captured on surveillance cameras wearing a gorilla mask during a bank robbery in the City of Vaughan.  

On Friday, June 15, 2018, at approximately 1:10 p.m., police were called to a bank located in the area of Bathurst Street and Steeles Avenue West following a report of an armed robbery.  A male suspect entered the bank wearing a gorilla mask and brandishing a handgun.  He obtained a quantity of cash and exited the bank on foot.  No one was physically injured during the incident.

Investigators have exhausted all leads and are releasing images of the suspect and appealing to the public for assistance to identify him.

Suspect Description:

  • Male
  • 5’10”
  • Thin build
  • Wearing dark pants, dark long-sleeved shirt with hood pulled up and a gorilla mask over his face
  • Carrying a black bag
  • Armed with a handgun

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 or leave an anonymous tip online at