Suspect sought following armed robbery at Pefferlaw bank

Police are searching for a suspect following a bank robbery in Pefferlaw Friday (Oct. 23) afternoon.

According to the York Regional Police, officers were called to the branch on Pefferlaw Road around 2:30 p.m.

“Officers learned that a male entered the bank and made a demand for money while pointing a conductive energy weapon at an employee,” reads a media release.

“The employee complied and the suspect fled on foot.”

The suspect is described as 40 to 50 years of age, with a slim build and short dark hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt, a black surgical mask and was carrying a green construction sweater and a re-usable grocery bag

“Investigators are seeking any witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious or anyone who may have dashcam footage in the area at the time,” the media release reads.

“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 call police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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