By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Police seek witness in armed robbery

Richmond Hill police are seeking help from the public in looking for a man in relation to an armed robbery that took place Nov. 16 at the El Cheapo on Harris Trail Road in Richmond Hill.

Police are calling the man a witness, according to a press release issued by the Richmond Hill Police Department today. The witness was recently seen in a gold or tan four-door sedan. Identifying marks include a sunroof, rear marker light on the quarter panels and an antenna on the rear passenger side.

Just before 10 p.m. Nov. 16, a man wearing blue jeans and a tan jacket entered the El Cheapo. According to the police report, the man pointed a black gun at the clerk and ordered him to open to open the cash register. The suspect then jumped over the counter and told the clerk to lie on the floor. The suspect emptied the cash register and took some other items from the counter before running from the store.

Police ask that anyone with information contact Detective Cpl. Doug Sahlberg at 658-7136 or 756-2697. Anonymous information can also be submitted to the crime tip line at 459-BUST(2878).  

Sign up for our E-Newsletters