Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect following a pharmacy robbery in the City of Vaughan.  

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a female suspect entered a pharmacy on Woodbridge Avenue east of Kipling Avenue. The suspect approached the counter and handed a note to the pharmacist with a list of narcotics. The suspect took out a knife but the pharmacist was able to take it from her and she fled from the store. No one was injured during the incident and nothing was taken.

Suspect description:

• Female, white
• 20 to 30 years
• Thin build
• 5’3” to 5”5”
• A scar above her lip
• Wearing blue jeans, sunglasses and a grey hoodie    

Investigators from the Hold-Up Unit remind business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images help to identify suspects, can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings.

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, or text your tip by sending TIPYORK and your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.