Two Newmarket convenience stores were hit by a robber wielding a knife and a gun early this morning.
The first incident occurred at about 5:30 a.m. at a convenience store in the area of Yonge Street and Kingston Road. Officers from York Regional Police learned a suspect has entered the store and pulled out a knife and a gun, demanding cash and cigarettes.
The suspect fled on foot before police arrived on the scene.
An hour later, at about 6:30 a.m., police were called to a second convenience store, this time in the area of Yonge Street and William Roe Boulevard, for another robbery. The suspect entered the store with a knife and a gun, demanding cash and cigarettes. He was unsuccessful and fled on foot without obtaining any money, police said.
No one was injured in either incident.
Police are now seeking a suspect in relation to these robberies. The suspect is described as a white male, aged 20 to 25 years. He is about 5’5” tall with a medium build. At the time, he was wearing black glasses, a black face covering, black toque, black sweater with a gold Raptors logo, a white shirt, blue jeans, and a black satchel.
Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact York Regional Police’s hold-up unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6630. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or online.