Smash and grab at a jew­ellery shop

Sus­pects smashed a show­case at the Prom­e­nade

Thornhill Post - - News - by Ge­orge Redak — Ge­orge Redak

On Sun­day, Aug. 12, at around 1:10 p.m., of­fi­cers were dis­patched to a jew­ellery store on Prom­e­nade Cir­cle re­gard­ing a re­ported rob­bery.

Po­lice are look­ing for three male sus­pects. Ac­cord­ing to a York Regional Po­lice ( YRP) me­dia re­lease and con­firmed by Const. Laura Ni­colle, the three sus­pects en­tered the store, browsed sev­eral items and left with­out mak­ing a pur­chase. They re­turned five min­utes later, all wear­ing their hoods up. With the help of a tire iron, they smashed the show­case, tak­ing sev­eral items with them.

YRP of­fi­cers are strug­gling to iden­tify these sus­pects for an in­ter­est­ing rea­son. The blame falls on what ap­pears to be out­dated sur­veil­lance equip­ment.

YRP Hold-Up Unit of­fi­cers have urged busi­ness own­ers ev­ery­where to main­tain and up­date video sur­veil­lance equip­ment in their stores. This will en­sure that high-qual­ity images can be used to bet­ter iden­tify sus­pects. Qual­ity images tremen­dously help in­ves­ti­ga­tors in mak­ing ar­rests as well as pro­vid­ing sub­stan­tial ev­i­dence dur­ing court pro­ceed­ings.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still on­go­ing, and po­lice are ask­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to this case to con­tact the YRP Hold-Up Unit

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