Orillia OPP seek robbery suspects

Orillia OPP are investigating a distraction style robbery at a Ramara business.

On Thursday around dinner time, seven people entered a business on Hwy 12. While some of the suspects distracted the clerk, others ransacked the business and attached residence, making off with a firearm and a substantial amount of cash and jewellery that were kept in a small safe.

The suspects all appear to be of Middle Eastern or South Asian descent, in their late 20s or early 30s and were driving a newer model white Dodge Caravan.

Police have released the following pictures taken from the video surveillance.

 

The Orillia OPP are asking that if anyone locates a safe or if anyone witnessed this incident or has information that could be useful to contact the Orillia OPP at 705-326-3536 or 1-888-310-1122. The suspects should be considered dangerous; police are asking citizens not to approach and call the police immediately if they see any of the suspects or the vehicle they are operating.

The Orillia OPP would like to remind business owners to be vigilant as these types of thefts are becoming more common. Large groups of people enter the business when there is minimal staff. The people will then distract the worker while others enter the back rooms, residence or safe areas and rummage for cash and valuables. Employees should work with a partner and/or have a communication device close at hand to be able to call for assistance if needed.