Police report suspect brandished knife during robbery

The Barrie Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public in regards to an investigation of a robbery that occurred Wednesday, 4:51 a.m., at the Circle K Convenience Store at 353 Duckworth Street.
Upon arrival, it was determined by uniformed officers that a lone suspect entered the store armed with what appears to be a bear-repellant type product and a knife. He removed a black backpack that he was wearing and placed it on the counter. A demand for money was made and the clerk complied. An undisclosed amount of Canadian currency was obtained, placed into the backpack and the suspect fled the store on foot, police report.
From surveillance video obtained, police are able to confirm the following description of the suspect who is wanted for this robbery: white male, 5’11
“, wearing black sweater, black pants, black toque, black balaclava and black shoes. Despite being dressed entirely in black, a neatly folded red coloured bandana was also observed tucked into front left hip area.
The Barrie Police Service is asking anyone with information on this robbery to contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2504, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

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