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2 suspects sought after elderly woman robbed at Markham grocery store

Investigators are looking for two women who allegedly stole an elderly woman’s bank card at a Markham grocery store and then drained her account.

The alleged robbery happened at a No Frills on Warden Avenue, near Highway 7, on Oct. 15.

Police said the suspects watched the 79-year-old victim enter her PIN at the checkout. The pair then followed the elderly lady out to the parking lot and started up a conversation with her. That’s when police claim the women pinched the victim’s wallet from her purse.

Investigators say the suspects then headed to a Money Mart on Highway 7 East, near Woodbine, and a Royal Bank on Woodbine at Esna Park Drive, and withdrew cash from the victim’s account.

Officers in York Region are appealing for tips from the public. The alleged thieves were caught on security cameras and those images were released Wednesday.

Both suspects are described as: 25 to 28 years old, five feet, three inches tall, with medium builds and short, brown hair.

Police are reminding people to ensure they cover the keypad when entering their PIN in checkout lines and to immediately report a lost debit or credit card to the issuing financial agency.

Call police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if you recognize the suspects.