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Posted on Wednesday January 13, 2021


Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking a suspects and witnesses following a convenience store robbery in the City of Markham. 

On Tuesday, January 13, 2021, just before 1 a.m., York Regional Police were called to a convenience store on Kennedy Road at Major Mackenzie Drive for a report of a robbery. Officers learned that a suspect forced entry into the store by smashing the glass in the front door. The suspect threatened the employee with a hammer and grabbed the cash register drawer, obtaining a quantity of cash before fleeing from the scene.  Investigators believe there was a second suspect waiting outside in a getaway vehicle.

The suspect is described as male, white, approximately 5’6”, with a muscular build, wearing a mask and gloves.  

 The victim was not physically injured during the incident.  

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. 6630, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at