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UPDATE: 19-year-old Barrie man charged in relation to armed robberies

UPDATE: 19-year-old Barrie man charged in relation to armed robberies
March 4th, 2019 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police have charged a 19-year-old Barrie man in relation to four armed robberies that occurred within Barrie over the past two days.

On Monday, March 4th, 2019, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Barrie Police responded to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at a fast food outlet on Bayfield Street in the City of Barrie.

After failing to obtain any money, the suspect fled across Bayfield Street and entered a hair salon, where he produced a weapon and demanded money. He also failed to obtain any money in this robbery attempt and fled through the parking lot of the Georgian Mall.

The suspect was quickly located and was placed under arrest with assistance from the Barrie Police Traffic Unit, the Tactical Support Unit and uniformed officers. He is now facing several charges related to the two attempted robberies on Monday, March 4th, as well as the two armed robberies that took place on Sunday, March 3rd.

The 19-year-old Barrie man faces the following charges:

  • Disguise with Intent to Commit a Crime – 4 counts
  • Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose – 4 counts
  • Robbery with a Weapon - 4 counts

The accused appeared in an Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, for a bail hearing.


Monday, March 4, 2019 - Barrie Police are searching for a suspect believed to be responsible for two armed robberies that took place in Barrie on Sunday, March 3, 2019.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., the suspect entered a convenience store on Cundles Road West, just west of Bayfield Street. Once in the store, the victim approached the front counter, produced a knife and demanded the money from the cash register.

The victim complied, and the suspect obtained a quantity of cash before fleeing on foot. The employee was not physically injured as a result of the incident

Later the same afternoon, at approximately 5:00 p.m., a suspect entered a pet store located on Livingstone Street East in Barrie. He approached the front counter, produced a knife and demanded the money from the cash register.

The victim complied, and the suspect obtained a quantity of cash before fleeing on foot. The employee was not physically injured as a result of the incident

Police believe the same suspect is responsible for both incidents and are seeking the assistance of the community in identifying the suspect.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male, white, thin build
  • 5’10” to 6’ tall
  • A dark coloured scarf or bandana covering his face
     
  • In the first incident, the suspect was wearing a thin grey, zip-up hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and tall black winter boots.
     
  • In the second incident, the suspect was wearing a grey coat with a black hoodie, blue jeans and black and white running shoes. He is also described as having purple hair showing underneath his hat/hood.

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact Detective Constable Scott of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2741 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 #: BA19011820 & BA19011853
Prepared by:   Jennett Mays
                       Corporate Communications Coordinator