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Handgun used in convenience store robbery. Police seek witnesses

No injuries were reported
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The Nottawasaga Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), are hoping to identify additional witnesses who may have information about the robbery that occurred at a local convenience store in Alliston early Friday night.

Members of the Nottawasaga OPP Detachment were notified of a robbery that had occurred at Banting convenience store in Alliston at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

During the investigation, it was determined that the suspects entered the local business with what appeared to be a black handgun. The suspects took cash and cigarettes from the store and then quickly fled the scene on foot. No injuries were reported.

The first male suspect is described as being 6'0, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The second male suspect is described as being 5'10, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.

Both suspects were wearing white ski masks that covered their faces and both carried black backpacks. No other identifying information has been determined at this point. 

Throughout the investigation, members from the Central Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), Central Region Canine Unit and Central Region Identification Unit assisted.

The investigation continues by the Nottawasaga Detachment Crime Unit and they would like the public to know that this investigation is not related to the robbery that occurred in Beeton. 

Any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for this crime should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or the Nottawasaga OPP Detachment at 705-434-1939. If you have information about this investigation and wish to remain anonymous, please visit Crime Stoppers at or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).