Police believe suspect in two armed robberies the same man

Barrie police seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for two recent armed robberies in Barrie.
On Monday, June 17, at approximately 2 a.m., the suspect entered the Ultramar gas station located at 375 Mapleview Drive. The suspect, police report, immediately walked to the counter, displayed a weapon and made a demand for cash. The suspect obtained a quantity of cash before fleeing southwest from the store on foot. The employee was not physically injured as a result of the incident.
On Monday, June 24, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the same suspect entered the Circle K located at 420 Leacock Drive. The suspect immediately walked to the counter, displayed a weapon and made a demand for cash. The suspect obtained a quantity of cash before fleeing from the store on foot. The employee was not physically injured as a result of the incident.
The same suspect is believed to be responsible for both robberies, and iOS described as:
• White, male
• Mid 20s to early 30s
• About 5’8” – 6’0” tall, medium build
• Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a logo on the front left, light coloured piping and a logo on the back bottom right and a dark grey shirt underneath the hooded sweatshirt, a black bandana with white lettering covering his face and green running shoes.
In the first occurrence, the suspect was wearing black track pants and grey gardening gloves with black palms. In the second occurrence, the suspect was wearing what is believed to be the same pants turned inside out and yellow gardening gloves with black palms.
Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2129. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

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