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'Unkempt' man wanted in robbery of convenience store in East Gwillimbury

The suspect fled with cigarettes, cash after brandishing a shiny object at about 3:20 a.m. Nov. 26
2021 12 07 EG Robbery
The suspect is described as a white, male aged 40 to 45. He has scars beside both eyes.

York Regional Police have released an image today of a suspect wanted in connection with the robbery of an East Gwillimbury convenience store more than a week ago.

Cigarettes and money were stolen from a convenience store on Friday, Nov. 26 at 3:20 a.m. in the area of Yonge Street and Dutch Settlers Court. 

A man had entered the store and asked for two cartons of cigarettes before brandishing a "shiny object" from both sleeves of his sweatshirt and demanding money from the cash register, according to police.

The suspect reportedly took money, cigarettes and lighters and fled the scene before police arrived. 

Investigators have learned the suspect got out of a dark sedan parked in a driveway on Yonge across the street before entering the store. After the robbery, a man ran north toward Dutch Settlers Court to enter the passenger side of the vehicle.

The suspect is described as an "unkempt" white male, aged 40 to 45. He is about 5'9", and has scars beside both his eyes. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a white hoodie over a light grey sweatshirt, dirty light brown pants, running shoes and a dark toque. 

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. 

If you have information you are asked to contact the York Regional Police hold-up unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6630, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.1800222tips.com.




Elizabeth Keith

About the Author: Elizabeth Keith

Elizabeth Keith is a general assignment reporter. She graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2017. Elizabeth is passionate about telling local stories and creating community.
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