York Regional Police (YRP) are asking for help in locating 47-year-old Lance Soskin who was last seen yesterday morning. It was around 10:30 a.m. when was seen leaving his home in the Steeles Ave. and Leslie St. area.

Soskin has not been seen or heard from by his family since – which they say is out of character for him. Family members and the police are increasingly concerns for his safety and urging anyone with information to contact
York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7241.

Soskin was last seen wearing blue denim jeans, a brown sheepskin jacket and a grey winter hat. He is 5’9″ tall, weighs 150 lbs and drives a 2009 black BMW, four-door sedan with an Ontario licence plate as follows:
AXVH947

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The YRP Hold-Up Unit are also looking for three suspects involved in the robbery of a mobile phone store.

The incident occurred Monday, February 25 after 8:30 p.m., at a store located on Markham Road and 16th Avenue.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

The investigation thus far has led police to believe that three men entered the store, grabbed and restrained a customer and an employee with zip ties. One of the suspects had a knife and was demanding the phones, which they got and fled the store with.

All three suspects are male, 18 – 25 years-old and were wearing black clothes with their faces covered by masks.


The YRP Hold-Up Unit are again reminding local businesses to keep their surveillance equipment up-to-date. It is very difficult to arrest and prosecute suspects without reliable images to identify them with.

Anyone with information can reach the YRP Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.