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News Release: October 10, 2018

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News Release

Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: October 10, 2018
Occurrence Type: Youth Reports Robbery
Occurrence #: BA18050813
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:57am

The Barrie Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public with regards to an ongoing robbery investigation.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, shortly before 8:00 a.m., a youth who was on the way to school entered a catwalk near Allandale Heights Public School when a male suspect, who was walking in the opposite direction, approached and robbed him.

A brief struggle ensued and the suspect fled leaving the victim with non-life threatening injuries and lying on the ground. The victim then returned home where the incident was reported to police.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male white (16 to 17 yrs.)
  • 5’3, slim build
  • Wearing a dark green hoodie with a large pocket and had a ‘clown’ bandana on the lower half of his face. The bandana is further described as having a large red nose, black detailing and a wide clown grin.

Anyone with information or who may have residential video surveillance is asked to contact Detective Constable Howe of the  Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2750, [email protected] or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com


Prepared by: Peter Leon 
                     Corporate Communications Coordinator

Occurrence: BA18050813