Barrie police investgators are hoping the public can provide some assistance following a robbery Monday evening on Cedar Pointe Drive near Dunlop Street.
Officers responded to the Lucky Convenience Store, located at 4 Cedar Pointe Dr., Unit A, at 6:22 p.m. on Monday, April 15.
Police say a lone male had entered the store, produced a weapon and made a demand for cash. The suspect then removed an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency from cash register and fled the store on foot.
The suspect ran from the store in a south-westerly direction toward the rear of the building and then continued northbound through some nearby properties.
Surveillance video that was obtained from a nearby business shows that the suspect was in the area for at least an hour prior to the robbery taking place and it is possible that he may have been observed by people in the Cedar Pointe area.
Barrie police corporate communications co-ordinator say the Cedar Pointe robbery is not linked to recent Circle K robberies in the city's north end.
"There is nothing to suggest they are related in any way," Leon told BarrieToday, adding the suspect descriptions in the two cases do not match.
The suspect in the Cedar Pointe case is described as:
- Male black, approximately 20-24 years of age, between 5'9" to six feet tall, medium build wearing a black (upper portion) and camo (lower portion) hoody, black pants, grey shoes, black gloves with a Nike emblem on the outside portion of the glove (closest to the pinky finger), possible Nike therma touch screen gloves.
- The hoody was up over the male's head and the draw strings were pulled tight to conceal his hair and obscure most of his face. He was also wearing sun glasses and a dark mask like cloth covering the lower portion of his face.
Anyone with information can contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2561, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.