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Paintball gun robbery being investigated

Two individuals entered the store dressed in all black with hoods up and their faces covered



On Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 11:20 p.m. Barrie Police Service received a call from the employee working at Petro Canada located at 320 Blake Street, in the City of Barrie, after a robbery had occurred.  

The employee advised two individuals entered the store dressed in all black with hoods up and their faces covered. Both suspects carried backpacks and one had a black paintball gun in hand.

The suspect with the paintball gun demanded the small amount of money available from the cash register while the second collected various cigarette packages. The two suspects fled westbound from the store and continued north out of sight.

Barrie Police K9 Unit attended and followed a track collecting evidence in relation to the robbery but were unable to locate the suspects.  The victim did not sustain any physically injuries during the incident.

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Barrie Police Service- Criminal Investigative Division at 705-725-7025 ext. 2129. 

Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at

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.