The YRPS are looking for two suspects following a street-level robbery that targeted a senior in Newmarket.
According to police, the 74-year-old female was walking on John Bowser Crescent, which is in the area of Davis Drive West and Eagle Street West, around 2 p.m. when she was approach by two occupants in a black, four-door Chrysler sedan.
After asking for directions to the hospital, police say the two occupants of the vehicle began showing her jewelry and asking if she wanted a gift.
“During the interaction one of the occupants removed the victims’ necklace as well as attempting to steal her bracelets. The suspects tried to drive away, knocking the victim to the ground. The victim suffered minor injuries,” reads a media release.
Investigators have released video of the incident (see below) and are seeking public assistance to identify the vehicle and the suspects.
The first suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 40 years of age, with blonde hair.
The second suspect is described as a white female, 50 to 55 years of age, with blonde, straight, shoulder-length hair. Both spoke Farsi.
Police believe the suspect’s vehicle is a Chrysler 300 or 200 model with red interior.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7141, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at http://www.1800222tips.com