Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit have released surveillance video and are seeking assistance to identify a suspect following a robbery at a gas station in the City of Vaughan.   

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, shortly before midnight, York Regional Police responded to a gas station in the area of Highway 7 West, west of Highway 27, for a report of a robbery. A suspect walked into the gas station, went behind the counter and demanded cash. The employee was struck with an object that the male suspect had in his hand that was covered by a white cloth. The victim complied with the demand and the suspect fled the area on foot.

Investigators are also looking to identify a woman, considered to be a person of interest, who was at the counter during the robbery. The surveillance video is available for viewing below:

Suspect:

• Male, 25 to 30
• Brown skin
• Thin build
• Wearing a black and white bandanna, a black hoodie, light-colored jeans, black shoes and black gloves
• Carrying a small bag with shoulder strap and an unknown object concealed by white cloth

Person of Interest:

• Female, approximately 25
• Brown skin
• Medium build
• Dark hair, tied back
• Wearing a blue-and-white scarf

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 www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip by sending your message to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.