On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at approximately 4:10 p.m., police responded to a robbery at a Rogers store on Regional Road 2 in Bowmanville. The suspects, who were armed with knives and screwdrivers robbed the store of cash and cellphones before fleeing in a Ford Explorer. There were no physical injuries reported by staff.
Police spotted the vehicle traveling on Highway 401 and attempted to stop the vehicle. Police pursued the vehicle but later discontinued following the vehicle for public safety concerns.
Police are also investigating a cell phone robbery at the Rogers store on Westney Road in Ajax at 3:30 p.m. It is believed that the suspects in this incident are also responsible for the Bowmanville robbery.
Police say there are no suspect descriptors at this time.
The vehicle is described as a dark Ford Explorer.
Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact the Major Crime – Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355.