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Some Pipsqueak Robbed An Ontario Convenience Store Wearing A Mouse Costume

Or is it a rat costume? Police aren't sure.

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A man robbed a Mac's Convenience Store yesterday in Barrie, Ont. He brandished a knife and demanded cash from the register. Oh, and he disguised himself by wearing a rodent costume head.

"The suspect stole a quantity of Canadian currency then fled the scene on foot," said a release from Barrie Police. "The employee at the store was the only occupant and was not injured."


There is, however, some dispute as to the nature of the above costume. Though a description given on the surveillance video of the crime referred to it as a "mouse costume head," a tweet from Crimestoppers called it a "rat mask."

WATCH this video and help @BarriePolice ID this robber in a rat mask. Cash for ANONYMOUS info

Const. Armstrong could not confirm whether it's a mouse or a rat costume.

"It's a rodent of sorts," he said.

The police release about the suspect split the difference, calling it "a large rat/mouse mask."

It could be hard to catch the criminal with so much conflicting information. So help the police by voting on which description is correct.

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Police have not commented on whether deadmau5 is a suspect.

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If you have any information about the crime, contact the Barrie Police Investigative Services at 705-725-7025, ext. 2129. Or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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