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Posted on Tuesday September 10, 2019

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit would like to thank the community for their assistance with identifying 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.

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the suspect was identified and placed under arrest.



  • Patrick O’CONNOR, 57, Town of Georgina


  • Robbery x2

Mr. O’Connor Will be appearing in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, for a bail hearing.

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