The Barrie Police Service is trying to identify a male suspect who is believed to be responsible for three robbery occurrences that have taken place in the city of Barrie since January 17, 2023.

In that occurrence a lone male entered a variety store located in a plaza at Duckworth St. and Grove St. East in the City of Barrie. He was armed with two edged weapons, made a demand for cash and fled on foot. A canine track was conducted, but the suspect was able to elude capture.

The second robbery occurred on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at approximately 11:35 p.m. at a convenience store located in a plaza on the south side of Cundles Rd. W., west of Bayfield St., when the suspect again produced an edged weapon, made a demand for cash, and fled on foot. A canine track was again conducted after responding officers contained the immediate area. The track concluded in a nearby parking lot and again the suspect was able to elude police.

On Saturday night (February 11), at 9:52 p.m., a male suspect, who was again armed with two edged weapons, entered the same variety store as the January 17, 2023, robbery and made a demand for cash. He again fled on foot but after a canine track managed again to make good his escape.

Barrie Police believe from the ongoing investigations that the suspect is male white, in his mid to late 20’s, with a slim build and has an approximate height of 6’-6’2. In the first and second robberies, the suspect wore white high top style shoes and on Saturday night, he wore red high top style shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Barrie Police at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129.

Occurrence #: BA23003602/BA23008571/BA23009276
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator, Peter Leon


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