Two Failed Robbery Attempts in Newmarket

Alleged Bandit Left Empty Handed, Twice

Police are on the hunt for a suspect after two failed robberies in Newmarket.

Just before lunchtime on Friday, August 16th, York Regional Police say a suspect went into a bank at Davis Dr. and Leslie St. and passed the teller a note indicated he had a gun and wanted money. Investigators say he left empty-handed.

A few moments later, police claim the same suspect tried the same trick again at a nearby bank, again leaving without any money.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • white
  • 45 to 65
  • 5’9” to 6’
  • 140 lbs. to 160 lbs.
  • Wearing black sunglasses, dark-coloured ‘Heineken’ cap, navy fleece jacket, red T-shirt, light blue jeans and black running shoes

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