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Duckworth Street Circle K robbed by suspect with bear repellent and knife

Suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money
2019-04-10 Circle K theft suspect
Circle K theft suspect photo provided by the Barrie Police Service

The Barrie Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public with regards to an ongoing robbery investigation.

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 4:51 a.m., police responded to report of a robbery at the Circle K Convenience Store located at 353 Duckworth St. in the City of Barrie.

Upon arrival, it was determined by uniformed officers that a lone suspect entered the store armed with what appears to be a bear repellent-type product and a knife.

He removed a black backpack that he was wearing and placed it on the counter.

A demand for money was made and the clerk complied. An undisclosed amount of Canadian currency was obtained, placed into the backpack and the suspect fled the store on foot.

From surveillance video obtained, police are able to confirm the following description of the suspect who is wanted for this robbery:

  • White male, 5’11, wearing black sweater, black pants, black toque, black balaclava and black shoes
  • Despite being dressed entirely in black, a neatly folded red coloured bandana was also observed tucked into front left hip area

The Barrie Police Service is asking anyone with information on this robbery to contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2504, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online.