2 stabbed and 2 assaulted during Markham bank robbery, 3 teens arrested: police

Click to play video: 'Surveillance video appears to show robbery suspects entering Markham bank'
Surveillance video appears to show robbery suspects entering Markham bank
WATCH ABOVE: Surveillance video shared with Global News appears to show three teenage suspects arrested in connection with a robbery entering a Markham bank Wednesday evening – Feb 20, 2020

York Regional Police say three male suspects are in custody after four people were injured during a bank robbery in Markham Wednesday evening.

Officials said emergency crews were called to the RBC Royal Bank branch near Markham Road and 16th Avenue after 8 p.m.

Police alleged the suspects, armed with a gun and knives, robbed the bank. A spokesperson said two bank employees were stabbed and two were injured by a “blunt object.”

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In surveillance video captured from a nearby building and obtained by Global News, it appeared to show the three suspects getting out of a vehicle, going into the bank and moving quickly inside of the bank. Another person in the process of leaving the bank at the time could be seen running toward their car.

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The spokesperson said York Region paramedics took one of the employees to a trauma centre with multiple stab wounds. He was reported to be in serious, but non-life-threatening condition.

Three others were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Click to play video: 'York regional police charge 3 teens with violent bank robbery in Markham'
York regional police charge 3 teens with violent bank robbery in Markham

Officers said the suspects, who are all youths, were tracked down with the assistance of the canine unit.

Police said a 16-year-old boy, 15-year-old boy, and 13-year-old boy have all been charged with numerous offences, including robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

The co-accused were scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

– With files from The Canadian Press

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