On Tuesday, February 15th at approximately 6:20 p.m., Barrie Police were called to the Circle K located at 3 Marsellus Drive in the southwest area of Barrie. 

After entering the store several times looking for vaping products between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., the suspect was advised that ID would need to be seen to sell him the products. He told the employee that his mother would be attending to purchase the products for him. 

The suspect returned again shortly after 6:00 p.m. and displayed what appeared to be a firearm to the employee, then left the store with a quantity of vaping products. 

The employee was not physically injured in this occurrence. 

Although police have video surveillance footage of the suspect, he appears to be under 18 years of age, and Police cannot share his image under the Youth Criminal Justice Act

The suspect is described as:

  • Male, Black, approximately 5’10”
  • Wearing a large red winter coat, with fur around the hood
  • Wearing a black COVID face mask with a yellow Nike logo on it

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2704. 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 #: BA22008206
Prepared by: Corporate Communications


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