Police seek public’s assistance in finding armed robbery suspect

The Barrie Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public with regards to an ongoing armed robbery investigation.
At 2:25 this morning, a lone male entered the Circle K Convenience Store located at 477 Grove Street East in the City of Barrie. Once inside, the suspect, who was brandishing a firearm, made a demand for cash and an undisclosed amount of currency was received. The suspect then turned, exited the store and continued across the plaza parking lot. Fresh tracks in the snow would suggest that the suspect ran northwest from the store and likely into the nearby Eastview Park.
Responding uniform officers immediately set up an area of containment and were assisted by members of the Barrie Police Tactical Support Unit (TSU) and Canine Unit with the hope of locating the suspect. Unfortunately, the subsequent canine track was unsuccessful with the track concluding on a nearby residential street. The person responsible for this robbery remains at large and the store employee was not injured during this incident.
Police are hoping that through images captured by surveillance cameras at the store, that someone may recognize the suspect, his clothing or unique footwear. The suspect is described as:
• Male, 6 feet tall, slim build, black hoody sweatshirt, full face covering balaclava, grey tapered track pants with two stripes on left thigh, grey running shoes with orange on the heel and side and grey gloves with coated fingertips.
Anyone with information or who may have residential video surveillance or information is asked to contact Sgt. Don Moore of the Barrie Police Investigative Services at dmoore@barriepolice.ca, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

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