Two men have been arrested following reports of a bank robbery in Barrie’s south end. The two were cuffed by Durham Regional Police.
A pair of bank robberies in Ajax on March 6th had the DRPS on high alert, reaching out to other police agencies across the region. Investigators connected that hold up to the one reported in Barrie on March 7th, as well as an earlier incident at a bank in Vaughan.
The DRPS Robbery Unit tracked down suspects on March 11th, saying the pair were in the process of robbing a bank in Hamilton. A brief foot chase later, and the pair were taken into custody. A 20-year-old Etobicoke man and a 16-year-old from Mississauga are facing theft-related charges.
In all cases, the pair are accused of robbing CIBC banks specifically.
The CIBC at the corner of Yonge and Big Bay Point was closed Thursday afternoon after police say it was robbed.
Investigators say two men walked into the CIBC at the corner of Yonge St. and Big Bay Point Rd. around 2:30 that afternoon, and while no weapon was seen, the pair allegedly made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
From witness interviews and surveillance video from within the bank, police are now able to provide the following descriptions and images:
- Male black, mid 20’s black hoody, black track pants with a white stripe and wearing a dark face mask.
- Male non-white, possibly Asian or Hispanic, mid 20’s wearing dark jacket with grey hoody and grey face mask.
- Believed to have fled in a silver or white passenger 4-door car.
Anyone with information on this robbery is encouraged to contact Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2743. Alternatively, you could contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.p3tips.com.
Police also asking if anyone has dash camera video of either a white or silver coloured 4-door passenger car traveling westbound on Big Bay Point Road or southbound on Yonge Street shortly after 2:30p.m., you too are encouraged to contact the Barrie Police Service.