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Video: Sudbury man charged for violent robbery of 81-year-old woman

York Regional Police release security footage of incident at Aurora bank

A 35-year-old Sudbury man has been charged following the violent robbery of an elderly woman in Aurora, Ontario, on July 31.

At about 7:30 p.m. that evening, York Regional Police were called to a bank in the Yonge and Wellington streets area following the report of a robbery. Security cam footage soon revealed what had happened.

In the footage an elderly woman can be seen at the machine. A man in sunglasses walks in and approaches a free machine. He peaks casually around the partition a couple of times. When the woman is finished and before she can put her money away, he steps around the partition and grabs the money.

The woman, 81, resisted and tried to stop him, but he used his superior size and strength to shake her and throw her face down on the ground.

The suspect fled the area on foot. The woman was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said they received “a large volume of tips” about the incident, which helped lead to the arrest of the suspect on Aug. 2 at a residence in Aurora.

Facing a charge of robbery is Terrence Rocks, 35, of Sudbury. He’s scheduled to appear in court in Newmarket on Aug. 8.