Police investigating three store robberies in Ajax and Pickering committed within two days


Published January 27, 2022 at 2:58 pm

Durham Region Police are working to establish if three store robberies, two in Ajax and one in Pickering, committed within two days of each other are connected.

In the first incident on January 25 three men entered the Brock Street IDA Med Care Pharmacy in Pickering around 8 p.m. The trio made off with an unspecified amount of narcotic drugs before escaping in a getaway car. No one was harmed in the robbery.

The suspects in this incident are described as male, Black, approximately 6’ tall with slim builds and wearing balaclavas, by police.

The next day January 26, shortly before 6 p.m, three men walked into the Harwood Avenue Bell store in Ajax. They forced a store employee to the ground, resulting in minor injuries to the employee. The men stole merchandise from the store and then fled on foot.

Police describe the suspects as male, Black wearing black clothing and masks.

Finally, around 6:30 thee men entered the Guardian Pharmacy on Church Street North in Ajax. They jumped the service counter, stole a variety of medicine and cash, and fled the scene in a car.

The suspects are described as male, Black, 15-20 years old and wearing masks.

Police say, investigators are trying to establish if the robberies are connected and are asking the public for any information they may have. Those with information, or security recording can call the Major Crime Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355, or CrimeStoppers at  1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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