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Knife-wielding bandit flees Orillia store with cash

Police seek help in finding male suspect who was wearing a balaclava
Do you recognize this suspect?

The Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating a robbery at a convenience store on Westmount Drive.

On Jan. 26, 2019 at approximately 2:45 a.m., a suspect, wearing a balaclava, entered the Westmount Drive business, brandished a knife and demanded cash. 

The suspect departed on foot, with cash, and was last seen westbound on Mississaga Street.

Central Region Canine and Central Region Emergency Response Team (ERT) attended in attempts to track the suspect.

The Orillia Crime Unit was called in to assist with the investigation. Video surveillance of the incident was obtained. 

The suspect is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Approximately 5'9".
  • Wearing black balaclava. Appears to be a knitted balaclava.
  • Jacket, two-tone colour jacket, black and lighter gray.
  • Wearing black pants and black gloves.
  • Footwear was black running shoes with white soles.
  • The male suspect was holding a squared lunch bag, white and green in colour, with a specific design.

The Orillia OPP and Orillia OPP Crime Unit continue to investigate this incident. 

If anyone recognizes the suspect or has information that could assist police with their investigation you are encouraged to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 or 705-326-3536.