Violent robbery of a senior in Aurora – Do you recognize this man?


Investigators with the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking public assistance to identify a suspect following a violent robbery of an 81-year-old woman in the Town of Aurora.

On Monday, July 31, 2017, shortly before 7:30 p.m., police were called to a bank located at 15252 Yonge Street, which is in the area of Yonge Street and Wellington Street for a report of a robbery. Investigators have learned that the 81-year-old victim used an automated teller machine to withdraw money. When the transaction was complete, an unknown man approached the victim and tried to grab her money. The victim resisted and the man pushed her to the ground and stole her money. The suspect fled the area on foot. The victim was taken to hospital suffering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are releasing surveillance video images of the suspect and seeking public assistance to identify him.


• Male
• White
• 5’7”
• Dark hair
• Wearing a white T-shirt, dark-coloured cargo shorts and black sunglasses

Anyone with information is asked to contact the #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7141, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.