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Backpack Bandit Arrested

Backpack Bandit Arrested
April 23rd, 2019 - Police & the Community

UPDATE - On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 4:51 a.m., the Barrie Police Service responded to the Circle K Convenience Store located at 353 Duckworth Street after the store had been robbed. A second robbery, that was carried out by the same suspect occurred at the Circle K Convenience Store located at 477 Grove Street East on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 4:45 a.m.

The suspect, who was dubbed the backpack bandit, was arrested on Saturday, April 20, 2019 without incident, by members of the Barrie Police Investigative Services who had been conducting the ongoing investigation. As a result, a 19-year old male resident of Barrie has been charged with:

  • Robbery With Weapon (2 Counts)
  • Administer Noxious Substance (2 Counts)
  • Use Disguise with Intent (2 Counts)
  • Assault with a Weapon ((2 Counts)
  • Weapons Dangerous (2 Counts)

The accused was held for a bail hearing and has been remanded into custody pending a future court date.

Prepared by: Peter Leon
                     Corporate Communications Coordinator

Occurrence: BA19019090

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Backpack Bandit Arrested