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Cops looking for three suspects after armed bank robbery in Vaughan

SURVEILLANCE video captured two of the three suspects wanted in connection with a bank robbery on July 15. (Courtesy YRP)

The York police holdup squad is appealing to the public for help identifying and tracking down three suspects wanted in connection with a bank heist.

At about 11:20 a.m. on July 15, two men, one armed with a handgun, entered the Royal Bank branch at 6140 Hwy. 7 and demanded money from two tellers, police say.

After getting a quantity of cash handed to them by the victims, the suspects fled to a waiting getaway car driven by a third suspect, police say.

Described as a newer-model, four-door, dark-brown Acura, the suspect car was last seen headed west on Hwy. 7 from Vaughan Valley Blvd. toward Hwy. 427.

No one was hurt during the robbery.

Police describe the first suspect as a male in his late 20s, black, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds with a slim build and brown hair, possibly in dreadlocks. He was wearing faded baggy blue jeans, a white shirt underneath a black hooded sweatshirt, white gloves, a black hat and square black sunglasses. A black cloth covered his face and he was armed with a black handgun, police say.

The second suspect is described as male, black, in his late 20s, 5-foot-11, 175 pounds with a slim build. He was wearing dark jeans, white gloves, a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a black baseball hat with an unknown orange logo and orange brim, and black sunglasses. His face was covered with a black cloth and he was carrying a knapsack, police say.

No description is available for the third suspect.

Officers in the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are asking anyone with information to contact them at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 6630, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or

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Online: July 16, 2009 [link]