Investigation results in assault charge

The Barrie police K-9 unit helped in the location of the suspect sought in an incident at a Hock Shop, police report.
Wednesday, a male disguised with a ski mask entered the shop on Maple Avenue, just after 7:15 p.m. Once inside, it’s alleged the suspect lunged at the employee and a physical altercation ensued. A second employee, who had been outside when the intrusion happened, heard the commotion and went inside. The employee attempted to intervene and called 911, which resulted in the suspect quickly fleeing the area on foot, police report.
Police arrived moments later, which resulted in K-9 locating a bag nearby which contained the jacket and gloves that had been worn by the suspect. Further investigation determined the assault did not occur as a result of robbery, and that the victim and suspect were known to each other.
Police located the suspect on Penetang Street, and a 35-year-old Barrie male was arrested and charged with Assault and Disguise with Intent, police report.
He was released on a promise to appear with conditions and will appear in a Barrie court in February.