Quick Arrest in Violent Armed Robbery

(Innisfil, ON) A 52-year-old Innisil man has been charged following an armed robbery in Innisfil.

On Thursday, October 24, 2019 around 8:30 p.m., police were called to a business in the Innisfil Beach Road and 25th Sideroad area of Alcona. Once on scene, officers learned that an employee had been confronted by a knife-wielding suspect who was hiding in the back room after closing. The suspect fled the building empty-handed after assaulting the employee who fortunately suffered no physical injuries. Around 9:00 p.m., with the assistance of the Barrie Police Canine Unit, a suspect was arrested at a nearby address and a knife was recovered.

As a result of investigation, a 52-year-old Innisfil man was charged with the following:

Break and enter

Robbery with a weapon

Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

Thank you to our public safety partners Barrie Police for helping us apprehend a suspect and kudos to responding officers for securing a quick arrest. We’d like to remind all of our residents that no amount of money is worth your life.

If you are the victim of a robbery:

Do not resist

Remain calm and obey the robber’s commands

Try to get a good look at the robber so you can later provide a suspect description

Take note of any weapons involved

Note the robber’s direction of travel and if a vehicle is being used try to note the licence plate

After the robbery, call 9-1-1 immediately