Suspect sought after Newmarket armed robbery

York Regional Police are seeking a knife-wielding suspect who held up a Newmarket convenience store early Monday morning.

Officers were called to the store in the Davis Drive and Main Street South area around 4:05 a.m. following a report of an armed robbery. A male suspect had entered the store and demanded cash while brandishing a knife. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, he fled the store towards Davis Drive.

The clerk was not physically injured during the incident, police said. The suspect is described as 5-feet, 11-inches tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a blue jacket, navy shorts, white and black bandanna and carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com. Investigators remind business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment.

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