The man was arrested, and York regional police are looking for additional suspects after brazen robbery at a jewelry store in Markville Mall Markville Mall during lunchtime on December 30, sergeant. Clint Whitney said.
No one was hurt during the robbery that happened at the Lukfook jewelry store around 6:25 pm. in the mall in Hwy. 7 and McCowan Road, he said.
Several witnesses said they heard shots, but the police could not verify this information, Whitney said.
“There are reports of gunshots, but the police have not yet confirmed this. We will talk to witnesses, watch videos and inspect the scene for such things, ”he said.
“Several people call here saying this. All I can say is what it says. But when you break glass from jewelry stores and the like, who knows what loud strikes are. ”
The suspects were hiding when the officers arrived, said Whitney.
"The officers arrived on the scene in a fairly short time, and the suspects fled through the parking lot," he said.
“There was one arrest. Other suspects fled. We do not know how many of them. All we can say is a few suspects. I have no description other than the fact that some were seen wearing construction jackets at the time. ”
Many videos of witnesses to the incident were transferred to social networks.
Whitney did not know that, in any case, the thieves managed to avoid theft from the store.
He said that it was a brazen robbery, saying: "Thank God," no one was hurt.
“There were a lot of people in the shopping center, pedestrians, vehicles and so on. It was a very busy time at the mall, ”he said.
“I know that there were reports that there were ambulances, but I think this was a precautionary measure because of reports of the sound of gunfire. We did not cause them for injuries.
According to Whitney, although the police did not close the mall, some stores implemented their own locks and protected customers inside their stores as an internal security protocol.
“Now everything is fine, everything is under control,” he added.