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Robbery suspect nabbed

The suspect was confronted by a store employee and a brief struggle ensued before he fled the store
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NEWS RELEASE

BARRIE POLICE

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On August 11 at approximately 10:30 p.m., a lone male entered a Mac's convenience store on Bayfield Street.

He vaulted the counter and began removing packages of cigarettes from their bins.

The suspect was confronted by a store employee and a brief struggle ensued before he fled the store and police were called.

Multiple officers attended the area and the suspect was located a short distance away.

The suspect attempted to flee from police, however he was arrested after a short foot pursuit and he continued to be combative with officers.

Cigarette packages that were taken from the store were located on his person.

The 20-year-old male of no fixed address was transported to the Barrie Police station and held pending a bail hearing.

No injuries were sustained by the store employee.

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