Police look for robbery suspect

Police continue to look for a man who robbed the Subway on Bayfield Street while armed with a knife.

On Sunday a male reportedly entered the eatery, going directly behind the counter. He displayed a steak knife and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. He is described as a white male, 30-35 years
old, 5’ 10” in height,
medium build, with
a shaved, balding head. The suspect was last seen wearing a white camouflage jacket fleeing on foot in the downtown core. After a brief K-9 track, the suspect eluded police. Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact D/C Aldridge at (705) 725-7025 X 2128 or Crime Stoppers.

In other police news:

Police issue caution over masked ‘candy’ man

The Barrie Police Service has received two uncorroborated reports of a male driving a white van, wearing a Halloween mask offering candy to grade school children.

The occurrences reportedly took place in the early morning hours on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29, in the area of Prince William Way and Monarchy Street.

Police ask parents to remind their children to never talk to strangers or to accept a ride from someone they do not know. Children should be alert and aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious person to school administrators and their parents.

Wrong time to argue over the bill

During a patrol of the downtown area, officers were summoned to a downtown bar in regards to a dispute over a bill.

Officers spoke to one of the involved parties and determined he was on probation with conditions not to drink, and also not to be outside the hours of his curfew. Determining that he was not complying with the probation order, the male was arrested and charged with two counts of Breach of Probation.

It also came to light that the male was wanted in Chatham-Kent on several warrants. As such, he was brought to the police station and held for bail.

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