Knifepoint robbery of Ajax gas station

Investigators are trying to identify a lone male who robbed an Ajax gas station at knifepoint early Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday, January 29, at approximately 5:50 a.m., West Division officers were called to a robbery at the Petro Canada gas station on Salem Road South in Ajax. A lone male, with his face covered, entered the store brandishing a large knife and demanded access to the cash register. He grabbed some cash and left the store, running westbound. The clerk was not physically injured.

The suspect is described as a male, black, in his 20s, about 5’4″ tall, with a slim build, wearing all black clothing and a black hat.

Anyone with information of assistance to investigators is asked to contact the Major Crime Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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