Barrie Police say a suspect has been arrested in connection to this robbery. Investigators credit the release of surveillance images for helping to identify a suspect. A 47-year-old man now faces charges.
Barrie Police say someone made off with some cash from a downtown Barrie bank branch.
Investigators say a suspect went into the RBC Royal Bank on Bayfield St., just north of the Five Points, around 2:30 Monday afternoon. While police say there was no weapon seen, the suspect made a demand for cash and the bank teller complied.
Handing over the cash without struggling was the right thing to do, according to police spokesperson Jennett Mays. “If people find themselves in this situation, they’re encouraged to comply with the request, don’t put themselves in danger, and call police as soon as it is safe to do so.”
The suspect was last seen leaving the bank on foot heading towards Collier Street. He is described as:
- Male, white
- 5’10” tall with a thin build
- Mid 20’s
- Short, dirty-blonde hair
- Wearing a black baseball hat with a large white logo that included a star, a red hooded sweatshirt with a large logo on the front, blue jeans, black running shoes, and large sunglasses with gold frames
Police are seeking the assistance of the public to help identify the suspect. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025 ext. 2129 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.