Robbery suspect arrested following high-speed police chase
Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018 4:01PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:31PM EDT
One person has been arrested following a high-speed police chase across parts of Simcoe County that ended in downtown Barrie.
Provincial police say it started after officers responded to a robbery at a pharmacy in Everett Tuesday afternoon. They saw a suspect vehicle leaving the area and followed him.
The pursuit started south of Everett and continued along Highway 89 before it was called off for public safety.
The OPP helicopter was brought in to track the vehicle through the countryside.
The chase then resumed when the suspect vehicle was seen outside of Angus travelling towards Barrie.
The OPP deployed several spike belts and they say the truck ran over three and continued.
“All of a sudden, I see this guy coming, he just missed me by a truck length, and just boom, boom, like at least a dozen cop cars,” witness Jim Maxwell said.
Police contiued to chase the black pickup truck into Barrie where it was eventually stopped on Dunlop Street.
Barrie Police helped the OPP apprehend suspect.
Police have not released any deatils about the suspect or charges.
- With files from CTV Barrie's Rob Cooper