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Barrie police searching for 2 suspects following reported armed robbery

One of the suspects walked to the counter, where he confronted the store employee, displayed a weapon and demanded merchandise, police say.
One of the suspects walked to the counter, where he confronted the store employee, displayed a weapon and demanded merchandise, police say. Police handout

Barrie police are searching for two male suspects following a reported armed robbery at a local Rogers store on Thursday evening.

According to officers, two suspects entered the store at 44 Cedar Pointe Dr. at about 6 p.m.

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One of the suspects walked to the counter, where he confronted the store employee, displayed a weapon and demanded merchandise, police say.

The employee complied and provided the suspects with access to the merchandise, police add, which they put in a duffel bag.

The suspects then fled the store on foot and are believed to have gotten into a vehicle waiting for them at the adjacent plaza at 74 Cedar Pointe Dr., officers say.

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According to police, the employee wasn’t physically injured.

The first suspect is described to be five-foot-11 to six feet in height, with an average build and wearing dark jeans, a dark grey or black hoodie, and a black mask, police say.

The second suspect is described to be about six feet tall, with an average to thin build, wearing a red Roots hoodie, baggy pants and red-and-black running shoes, police say. He was carrying a dark duffel bag with the word “Nike” on it, officers add.

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The suspect vehicle is described as a silver, two-door vehicle of a newer model, police say, with tinted windows and a low-riding chassis.

Police say anyone with information can contact Sgt. Wentzell of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2575, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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