Suspect sought following bank robbery in downtown Barrie

Man claimed to be armed, according to police

Barrie Police are investigating a Monday morning bank hold-up.

Police were alerted to a bank robbery at the Scotiabank on Collier Street at just before 10 a.m., saying a male suspect approached the counter and claimed he had a weapon. Investigators say the suspect went behind the counter and began grabbing cash, before fleeing south along Owen Street.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male
  • Approximately 6’ tall
  • Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black gloves, faded dark denim pants, black running shoes with a white sole.

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have video from the area or other information to please contact the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2129. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at