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Police seek suspect after 2 armed robberies reported in Barrie

Police are investigating after two armed robberies were reported in Barrie.
Police are investigating after two armed robberies were reported in Barrie. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Police are seeking to identify a suspect after two armed robberies were reported in Barrie.

Barrie police say on Sunday at around 12:30 p.m., a suspect entered a convenience store on Cundles Road West, just west of Bayfield Street.

Police say once in the store, the suspect approached the front counter, allegedly produced a knife and demanded money from the cash register.

The victim complied and police say the suspect obtained a quantity of cash before fleeing the scene on foot.

The employee was not physically injured as a result of the incident, police say.

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Officers say the second incident occurred at around 5 p.m. at a pet store on Livingstone Street East.

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Police allege the suspect approached the front counter, produced a knife and demanded money from the cash register.

Officers say the suspect obtained a quantity of cash before fleeing the scene on foot.

According to police, the employee was not physically injured as a result of the incident.

Police believe the same suspect is responsible for both incidents.

Officers are now searching for a man, around six feet tall with a thin build. Police say he had a dark coloured scarf or bandana covering his face.

During the first incident, police say the suspect was seen wearing a thin, grey zip-up hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and tall black winter boots.

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Police say during the second incident, the suspect was seen wearing a grey coat, a black hoodie, blue jeans and black and white running shoes.

Officers say during the second incident, purple hair could be seen showing underneath the suspect’s hat and hood.

According to police, the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at 705-725-7025 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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