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.”
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.
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.
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