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Suspect sought in convenience store robbery investigation

During the incident, the suspect indicated he had a firearm although one was not observed
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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On Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a robbery at a Memorial Avenue convenience store in the City of Orillia.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. a lone male entered the Memorial Avenue Mac's convenience store. The male wanted cash and had a brief interaction with the employee.

During the incident, the suspect indicated he had a firearm although one was not observed. The male fled the area on foot and was last seen on Barrie Road.

As a result of this incident the Orillia Crime Unit, Central Region Canine Unit (K9), Central Region Emergency Response Unit (ERT) and Central Region Forensic Identification Services (FIS) were called in to assist with the investigation.

The male is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Over 6'0" tall
  • Wearing dark pant and a dark coat with his hood up
  • Black and white shoes

The Orillia Crime Unit along with the Orillia OPP continues to investigate this incident. If anyone recognizes the person in the picture or was a witness to this incident or has information regarding the circumstances they are encouraged to contact the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122.

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