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Police searching for suspect in armed robbery

Police searching for suspect in armed robbery
January 21st, 2019 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred in downtown Barrie on Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday, January 20, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the suspect entered a convenience store in Barrie’s downtown area. The suspect 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 seeking the assistance of the community in identifying the suspect.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male, non-white
  • Approximately 6' tall
  • Medium build

The suspect was wearing:

  • Grey Toronto Raptor's toque with white logo and multiple blue lines on top
  • A black scarf covering his face, black waist-length coat and black pants, and black shoes with white soles
  • Blue gloves with a white patterned design
  • Large, possibly diamond earring in his left ear

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact Detective Constable Latham of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2743 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 #: BA19003920
Prepared by:   Jennett Mays
                       Corporate Communications Coordinator

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