by Glenn Wilkins
A robbery suspect is still out there, and Barrie Police would like your help in finding whoever ripped off a business on Anne near Henry Street, early Wednesday morning.
The man, described as white, about 18-20 years old, thin and standing about 5’10”, was reported to be wearing black tear-away pants, black hooded sweatshirt, black gloves, dark sunglasses and a bandana over his face.
Staff say he came into the place with a knife, made off with about 15 packages of cigarettes and all the money in the till, mostly in five- and 10-dollar bills.
Afterwards, he darted away on foot, carrying his booty in a white plastic bag and was last seen heading south on Dunlop Street.
Police conducted a search, and got most of the stolen loot and smokes back. No one was hurt. Criminal Investigations officers are looking for him. Please call Barrie Police at 725-7025 or Crime Stoppers if you’ve seen him.
In other police news:
Dude, where’s my truck?
A stolen pickup truck, missing since late August, was found Tuesday. Officers also found that the suspected truck-napper had attached a series of stolen licence plates to the rig, and arrested a 26-year-old man for possession of stolen property. They also found parts from another stolen vehicle.
Smashing their way to cash
Police patrolling downtown Tuesday night managed to locate two men doing damage to the front of a bank on Dunlop Street East.
Officers responded to complaints that the two, both 20, were smashing the Plexiglas at the CIBC automatic teller. They were arrested and released with conditions.
Barrie Police had to answer a domestic call late Tuesday night. Officers found a couple having a verbal set-to that turned physical.
The 29-year-old female half of the pair was taken in for domestic assault and two counts of assault with a weapon. She was held pending a bail hearing. Her 38-year-old husband had to provide officers with a statement. No word if he was badly hurt.
Disgrace on Grace
Early Tuesday, police had to answer the report of a break-and-enter at a house on Grace Street near Yonge St. and Big Bay Point Road. Whoever got into the abode during the day got away with some cash and jewellery. If you know about this, please call Barrie Police or Crime Stoppers.
Please don’t drink and drive!
Barrie cops were on the scene just in time to prevent a suspected drunk driver from doing any more damage than he did, on Bayfield Street near Grove Street Tuesday night.
Apparently, the man’s car had just rear-ended a pickup truck. The 23-year-old man was brought in for suspected impaired driving, provided officers with a breath sample at the station, and released with a future court date.