'Bleeding was quite significant': Woman injured during downtown Barrie mugging

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Editor's note: This story was first published on Oct. 19, 2020

Police officers are searching for two suspects after a woman was hit on the head and robbed in downtown Barrie Friday night.

“The bleeding was quite significant,” Barrie police spokesperson Peter Leon said.

The women, who was treated for her head injury in hospital, was robbed of her purse, limited-edition hot pink Doc Martens boots, and a velvet GAP jacket.

Leon said the robbery was an “isolated incident” and officers are still investigating.

Police said they believe an “edged weapon” and an airsoft rifle may have been used in the street robbery, near Dunlop and Owen streets, at about 10:25 p.m. Oct. 16.

Both suspects – a male and a female – were wearing COVID-19 masks during the robbery so police are working with limited descriptions. But the female suspect did pull her mask down at one point, revealing gaps between her teeth, Leon said.

The male suspect is described as 5-feet, 8-inches tall, with short blond hair. He was wearing a dark hoodie. He was carrying a backpack.

The female suspect is described as Indigenous, 5-feet, 4-inches tall, with a heavier build. She has brown shoulder-length hair, possibly in a ponytail. She was wearing a light-coloured hoodie, possibly a jacket, and had a backpack.

If you have information, call Barrie police at 705-725-7025.

Rick Vanderlinde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Barrie Advance