York Regional Police
is seeking public assistance on leads following an armed bank robbery in Markham. On Feb. 5, two male suspects entered a bank near Highway 404 and Steeles Avenue East. They were both seen wearing gloves and bandanas over their faces and holding silver-coloured firearms. One suspect jumped over the counter and took cash from the teller area. The suspects then left in a blue Honda Civic. Nobody was physically injured during the incident.
Several victims have
reportedly lost more than $300,000 to an online romance scam. Three separate reports to York Regional Police described scams appearing to be targeting members of the Filipino community. In each incident, a victim was contacted by and engaged in conversations with a male suspect over social media. He would ask for a small amount of money to help in a crisis or business matter. Then the suspect would increase his demands until he disappeared and victims could no longer contact him.
A male suspect has been
charged by York Regional Police Criminal Investigations Bureau with 18 counts of break-and-enter and several counts of possession of stolen property and theft over $5,000. The accused is alleged to have targeted Vaughan and Markham businesses selling computers and electronics. Investigators executed a search warrant on his house in Mississauga and recovered a large quantity of stolen property, including laptops and gaming towers, worth an estimated value totalling over $80,000.