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ARRESTED: William WINSTANLEY for Two Robberies at Petro Canada

ARRESTED: William WINSTANLEY for Two Robberies at Petro Canada
October 2nd, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service received multiple tips from citizens in Barrie who had identified the accused and knew his location.  On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 5:45pm Police attended the parking lot of Kozlov Mall, located at 400 Bayfield Street in the City of Barrie, after receiving a tip the male was there.  Upon police approach, the male fled on foot running directly to the parking lot of Petro Canada where the two robberies occurred.  The male was stopped in his tracks by an off duty police officer and arrested by attending officers.  He was taken to the Barrie Police Service to await a bail hearing Wednesday morning.


Barrie Police Service is looking to locate a wanted male after two robberies over the weekend at the same location.

On Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 2:50am police were called to the Petro Canada located at 360 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie, in regards to a robbery.  The wanted male entered the store and selected a few chocolate bars and four packages of cigarettes before asking the employee for a pair of scissors.  While still in possession of the scissors, the male demanded money from the employee.  A small quantity of cash was obtained and the male left the store without the chocolate bars or cigarettes.  He was last seen travelling southbound on Bayfield Street. The employee was not physically injured in the incident.

On Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 8:35pm the same male entered the Petro Canada located at 360 Bayfield Street demanding money from the employee.  A small amount of money was handed over and the male immediately fled, last seen travelling southbound on Bayfield Street. The employee was not physically injured in the incident.

Officers identified the male through surveillance video as 31-year-old William WINSTANLEY of Barrie and on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 a warrant was sworn to for the following charges:

  • Robbery x 2
  • Fail to Comply with Probation x 2
  • Fail to Comply with Recognizance
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Description:

  • Male, white
  • 5'6", 115lbs, thin build
  • Multiple tattoos including a string of flowers around his neck, rosary around his neck and down chest & red puzzle piece under right ear

Detectives are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact the Barrie Police Criminal Investigative Division at 705-725-7025 ext. 2129.  Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Occurrence #: BA17048222 & BA17049111

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180