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Suspects sought in attempted armed robbery in Markham

An employee of a convenience store had a gun pointed at him, before four men with their faces covered fled empty-handed when a car pulled up outside
YRP crime scene police car
Photo provided by York Regional Police

Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking public assistance in identifying four suspects following an armed robbery in the City of Markham.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at approximately 10:40 p.m., police responded to a robbery call at a convenience store on Masseyfield Gate, which is in the area of Warden Avenue and Steeles Avenue.

Officers learned that four suspects entered the store with their faces covered and two were carrying firearms. One of the suspects climbed over the counter and pointed a firearm at the employee.

The suspects were interrupted by a vehicle that pulled into the parking lot outside and the suspects fled on foot without obtaining anything.

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