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:
- 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 www.1800222tips.com.