Three teens arrested after violent Markham bank robbery that sent four to hospital

getaway car said to have been previously stolen too

York Regional Police have arrested a trio of adolescents following a violent bank robbery that put four in hospital.

Police responded to reports of a robbery in progress around 8:00 Wednesday evening, at a bank in Markham. Officers were told three suspects came into the bank armed with knives and firearms and ordered everyone onto the ground. A demand for cash from the safe was made, while two bank employees were stabbed and two customers received kicks to the face.

A police perimeter was established after reports the suspects fled on foot. The canine unit tracked down three youth hiding under a house-under-construction. The three, aged 13, 15, and 16, were taken into custody. A vehicle used in the robbery was recovered, having been reported stolen in a violent carjacking in Toronto earlier this month.

The three youth are facing charges including robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault. The four people injured during the bank robbery were taken to local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.