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Man armed with taser robs Georgina bank

York Regional Police are seeking witnesses, dashcam footage for the Friday, Oct. 23 incident at 2:30 p.m.
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NEWS RELEASE
YORK REGIONAL POLICE
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Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking assistance to identify a suspect following a bank robbery in the Town of Georgina.

On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at approximately 2:30 p.m., police were called to a bank at 254 Pefferlaw Rd. for a report of a bank robbery. Officers learned that a male entered the bank and made a demand for money while pointing a conductive energy weapon at an employee. The employee complied and the suspect fled on foot.

Suspect description:  

  • Male  
  • 40 to 50 years 
  • Slim build, short dark hair  
  • Wearing a black T-shirt, a black surgical mask, carrying a green construction sweater and a re-usable grocery bag

Investigators are seeking any witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious or anyone who may have dashcam footage in the area at the time.

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 www.1800222tips.com.

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