The Barrie Police Service is asking for assistance from the public in regards to a robbery that occurred on the morning of Apr. 12 at 4:45 a.m. at the Circle K Convenience Store, located at 477 Grove Street East in Barrie.

The suspect robbed the store and then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes. A description of the suspect from the store clerk and confirmed by the onsite video surveillance equipment determined that it is the same person who robbed the Circle K Convenience Store, located at 353 Duckworth Street, two nights earlier (Apr. 10) at 4:51 a.m.

The suspect, once again, entered the store armed with what appears to be a bear repellant type spray product and this time actually discharged it striking the on duty clerk. The clerk was not seriously injured, but was incapacitated for a short time until the effects of the spray wore off.

The suspect being sought in both of these robberies is described as a white male, five-foot-11 to six-feet, with a medium build and dark coloured eyebrows. The suspect was wearing a black sweater with black pants, a black toque, black balaclava and black shoes.

Police also noticed that the readily identifiable red bandana that the suspect wore in the area of his left hip in the last robbery was not worn at this time.

The Barrie Police Service is requesting anyone with information on this robbery contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2741, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip online at

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