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Barrie police searching for suspect following reported Circle K assault, theft

An unknown woman threw hot coffee in a store employee's face at a local Circle K Friday afternoon, police say. Police handout

Officers are searching for a suspect following an assault and theft that were reported at a Barrie Circle K on Friday afternoon.

An unknown woman threw hot coffee in a store employee’s face at 151 Bayfield St., police say.

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The woman left on foot and was last seen walking toward the downtown area, according to officers.

Police say they attended the Circle K and learned the same woman had also been in the store on Nov. 9 and had allegedly left without paying for coffee.

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The suspect is described to be in her 30s, about five-foot-six in height, with a medium build and dark hair, and was wearing blue jeans, a maroon jacket, winter boots.

She was also carrying a green reusable shopping bag and a grey and white purse, police say.

Officers say anyone with information can contact Const. Minke of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2777, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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