Barrie cancer patient robbed

Barrie police have made an arrest relating to a robbery from a Barrie man, suffering from cancer, who had just used a bank machine.
A 27-year-old Barrie man has been charged with one count of robbery.
In the early morning hours of Feb. 6 the victim went to a downtown cash machine and withdrew $1,000 to pay his rent and various other bills, before leaving for Toronto for his cancer treatment.
The younger man witnessed the withdrawal and struck up a conversation with the older gentleman, police say. A short distance from the cash machine, the older male was thrown to the ground and robbed.
Police made an arrest in the case on Wednesday. The suspect remains in custody awaiting his bail hearing. There were no serious injuries in the incident.

In other police news:

Mall brawl
Barrie police were called to the Bayfield Mall today (Wednesday) in regards to a theft of materials, reportedly to be used to make crack-cocaine pipes.
Within a few minutes of the original theft call, police received numerous reports of a fight between a male and female in the mall. Police attended and found that store security had observed a female stealing plastic tubing and steal wool which she required to make crack pipes.
Security approached the female in the mall outside of the business and attempted to arrest her for the theft. The woman attempted to flee from security and a struggle ensued.
A 25-year-old Barrie woman was taken into custody and charged with theft under $5,000 and breach of probation. She was released from custody and faces a future court date.
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