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Police seek suspect in Ultramar robbery investigation

The male suspect entered the store with a mask covering his face and handed a note to an employee before fleeing with a small quantity of cash and cigarettes
2018-05-23 Barrie robbery suspect
Photos provided by Barrie Police Service

On Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:50 a.m., Barrie Police Service received a call from the employee working at Ultramar located at 90 Mapleview Dr. E. in the City of Barrie after a robbery had occurred.

The employee advised a male entered the store with a mask covering his face and handed a note over the counter. No weapon was seen, however he did keep his hand in his pocket alluding a weapon was present. When the male spoke, the employee noted an accent however it is unclear the origin at this time. The male collected a small quantity of cash and cigarettes before fleeing west on Mapleview Dr. E. in a dark coloured Jeep Cherokee. The employee was not physically harmed in the incident.

    •    Male, dark complexion
    •    5'8" to 5'10"
    •    150 to 170 lbs and slender build
    •    40 to 50 years old
    •    Wearing a beige ball cap, green hospital mask, black puffy jacket, tan button up shirt, light blue jeans and red Nike running shoes

Vehicle description:
    •    2016-2018 Jeep Cherokee
    •    Black
    •    Unknown licence plates

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Detective M. Velema or Detective M. Rasmussens of the Barrie Police Criminal Investigative Division at 705-725-7025 ext. 2607. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online.

The Barrie Police Service reminds business owners of the importance of maintaining and updating video surveillance equipment. Quality images helps to identify suspects, and can aid in arrests and have a tremendous impact during court proceedings.