Barrie Police investigating downtown bank robbery

Suspect ditched his disguise a few blocks away

A suspect is on the lam after the robbery of a bank in Barrie’s downtown core.

The crime happened around 9:45 this morning, according to investigators who say the suspect went into the Bank of Montreal on Collier St. and claimed he was armed. He allegedly demanded cash of the teller.

Police say the perp got what he was after and fled the bank shortly after. He is accused of fleeing up Mulcaster to Worsley, where police say he ditched his disguise before heading to the area of the downtown Barrie Library branch, where the trail went cold.

He is described as:

  • Male white, 5’9” tall, 25-27 years old, medium build, short thin brown hair.
  • Wearing orange coloured medical mask, black toque, dark thick black hooded jacket with black on shoulders and blue on body area, black backpack with logo on rear, blue jeans pants, black running shoes with white soles.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.