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Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Police searching for armed robbery suspect
January 14th, 2019 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred at a convenience store in Barrie’s east end on Friday evening.

On Friday, January 11, 2019, just before 8:00 p.m., the suspect entered a convenience store in the east end of Barrie. The suspect immediately walked behind the counter, displayed a weapon and made a demand for cash. The suspect obtained a quantity of cash and cigarettes before fleeing on foot. The employee was not physically injured as a result of the incident.

Police are now seeking the assistance of the community in identifying the suspect.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male, light skin
  • Over 6”0” tall
  • Thin to medium build

The suspect was wearing:

  • Green camouflage hoody with a front pouch
  • Black track pants with cuffs at the bottom and two zippers on the left leg near thigh
  • White high top “FILA” shoes with a white Velcro strap around the ankle and red and dark coloured stripes on the heels with dark soles
  • Black gloves, black and white patterned scarf/bandana covering the face
  • Blue vest or coat underneath the hoodie

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact Detective Constable Watson of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2755 or [email protected]. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

Occurrence #: BA19002025
Prepared by:   Jennett Mays
                       Corporate Communications Coordinator

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