The Rap Sheet

Armed Robbery in Newmarket


Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking public assistance in identifying two suspects following an armed robbery in the Town of Newmarket. On Friday, April 13, 2018, at approximately 7 a.m., police were called to a convenience store located in the area of Yonge Street and Davis Drive, following a report of an armed robbery. Two male suspects entered the store wearing masks and one had a handgun. The suspects obtained a quantity of cash and left the store, travelling northbound, in a black, older-model Honda Civic. No one was physically injured during the incident. The suspects are described as,

  • Male
  • Black
  • Wearing dark-coloured clothing and a black disguise covering their faces
  • One suspect had a handgun

The investigation is ongoing. 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



West Parry Sound Detachment of the OPP responded to complaints of men flagging down vehicles near the Highway 400 off-ramp to Highway 124 in Parry Sound. The three suspects were driving a black Sport Utility Vehicle and were requesting gas money in exchange for gold necklaces. The complainant in this case did not lose any money and notified the OPP.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or your local police service and the Canadian Anti‐Fraud Centre at 1‐888‐495‐8501.



On Tuesday April 17th, South Simcoe Police Service received numerous reports of cars being entered and property stolen in Bradford. The thefts took place in the evening hours between Monday night and Tuesday morning. These incidents occurred in the Simcoe Road and Walker Avenue area. In each of the incidents, the vehicle was left in the laneway of a residence and the doors were not locked. Locking your vehicle at night in your own driveway is as important as locking your car in a busy parking lot or commuter lot.

A motorist was stopped just before 1:30 pm on Tuesday April 17th while driving eastbound on Innisfil Beach Road. A South Simcoe Police Service traffic officer was conducting speed enforcement in the area and determined the driver was speeding. During the traffic stop the officer determined that the driver was suspended from operating a motor due to unpaid family support. The driver also received three offence notices for other driving related infractions. The driver has 50 previous driving convictions.