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Assault, robbery continued into Barrie restaurant: police

Barrie police looking for four suspects — three males and a female — following May 10 incident in city's south end involving stun gun
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Barrie police have released this surveillance image in connection to a robbery investigation on Essa Road on May 10.

Barrie police are investigating a recent armed assault involving a number of suspects at a south-end plaza and are appealing to the public for information.

On Friday, May 10, just before 11 p.m., Barrie police responded to a reported robbery at a plaza located on Essa Road in Barrie.

From the investigation that followed, police say responding officers have been able to confirm that two male victims were approached by three occupants who had emerged from a red, four-door Chevrolet Cruze.

One of the victims was initially struck by a stun gun and, when he regained his bearings, he ran away from the scene.

Police say the other male victim ran to a nearby restaurant as he believed one of the suspects was armed with a gun.

The suspect who is believed to have been in possession of a firearm followed the victim into the restaurant where an assault occurred.

Police allege the suspect demanded the victim’s satchel and phone. Fearing for his safety, the victim complied.

The "assaultive man" is described by police as Filipino and was wearing a beige hoodie with the word Essentials embroidered on the front, black ripped jeans and a ski mask. He is approximately six-foot-one with a skinny build, light skin and small dark eyes.

The man with the stun gun, which was shaped like a baton, is described as white and was wearing a black sweater, black ripped jeans and a ski mask.

The third man is also white and was wearing a hoodie with SP5DER on the front. He was carrying a flashlight.

Police say all three male suspects are believed to be between 17 to 19 years of age.

There was a white woman seen driving the involved vehicle.

Anyone who has information, or believes they may know who the suspects are, can contact the investigating officer at [email protected].