Suspect in four armed robberies arrested and charged

A Barrie man, 19, has been charged in connection with a series of robberies that occurred in Barrie recently. The man faces charges relating to four armed robberies.
On Monday, about 2:45 p.m., police responded to a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred at a fast food outlet on Bayfield Street. After failing to obtain any money, the suspect fled across Bayfield Street and entered a hair salon, where he produced a weapon and demanded money. He also failed to obtain any money in this robbery attempt and fled through the parking lot of the Georgian Mall.
The suspect was quickly located and was placed under arrest with assistance from the Barrie Police Traffic Unit, the Tactical Support Unit and uniformed officers. He is now facing several charges related to the two attempted robberies on Monday, as well as the two armed robberies that took place on Sunday.
He faces the following charges:
• Disguise with Intent to Commit a Crime – 4 counts
• Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose – 4 counts
• Robbery with a Weapon – 4 counts.
The accused appeared in an Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on Tuesday for a bail hearing.

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