York Regional Police have released surveillance video showing the violent robbery of a senior at a bank as officers continue to search for a suspect.
Police said they were called to the Yonge and Wellington streets area in Aurora to respond to a robbery call Monday evening.
Investigators said the victim, an 81-year-old woman, withdrew cash from an ATM and was approached by a man who tried to grab it from her.
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“The victim resisted and the man pushed her to the ground and stole her money,” police said in a statement Wednesday.
The woman was taken to hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police described the man as standing 5’7 and having brown hair. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark-coloured cargo shorts and black sunglasses.
Anyone with information is being asked to call police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7141 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.