Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are asking the public’s help to identify a suspect following a robbery at the Promenade Mall in Vaughan.
On Thursday, March 7, 2019, shortly after 9 p.m., a suspect entered the mall through entrance #3. He then entered an optical store, pointed a handgun and demanded employees to the ground. The employees complied and the suspect attempted to gain access to the adjacent mobile phone store. The suspect was ultimately unsuccessful in his attempts and proceeded to leave the mall.
The employees were not physically injured.
The suspects are described as white male, wearing black clothing, black gloves, black face mask, and carrying a black bag. The suspect was armed with a handgun.
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, 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.