Cops on the hunt for a suspect after attempted bank hold-up in north Barrie

Suspect allegedly grew impatient and walked out before cash was ready

Police say a suspect left empty-handed after the attempted robbery of a bank in Barrie’s north end.

A suspect went into the Bank of Montreal located at Bayfield and Livingstone Streets shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Barrie Police Service, and passed the teller a note. Investigators say the note claimed he was robbing the bank and demanded a specific amount of money. There was no mention of a weapon, and no weapon was displayed.

As the teller was preparing the cash, police say the suspect became impatient and left without receiving anything. He was last seen walking southbound on Bayfield Street.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • White
  • Mid-twenties
  • 5’8″ with a skinny build
  • short blonde hair
  • tattoo on the right of his neck, possibly containing stars
  • Wearing a black baseball hat, oversized green pullover hoodie, and a black face mask

Barrie Police is asking that anyone who may have information that may assist with this ongoing investigation please call 705-725-7025, ext. 2129 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).