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News Release: October 4, 2017

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News Release

Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: October 4, 2017
Occurrence Type: Male Arrested After Threatening Store Owner with Robbery
Occurrence #: BA17049209
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 8:30am

Barrie Police Service were able to positively identify a male suspect after locating him in the same plaza the crime was committed, at the same time of day and wearing the same clothing.

On Monday, October 2nd, 2017 officers attended a convenience store located in the plaza at 21 Essa Road in the City of Barrie for reports of multiple threats of robbery from a patron.  The owner of the store advised on two occasions the accused male entered and threatened him with weapons and robbery.  Information was provided to police which allowed them to create a timeline of when the male frequents the area and video surveillance was collected which provided descriptors of the male.  

On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 officers attended the parking lot of the plaza in attempt to locate the male.  Within minutes of arriving a male matching the description and wearing the same clothing as seen in the previous days video was located.  The 36-year-old Barrie male was charged with two counts of Uttering Threats and two counts of Failing to Comply with Probation Order.  He was held for a bail hearing in a Barrie Court.