Canadian police launch man hunt after robber steals from shop wearing mouse head

The mouse-headed thief was also barefoot when he robbed a store at knifepoint in Barrie

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The Independent US

Usually when police ask for help when identifying wanted criminals, they ask the public to take a good look at slightly blurry CCTV images in order to name the suspects.

In Canada however, Crime Stoppers and the Barrie Police Service are asking people to "take a really good look the suspect's clothing." That's because an armed and dangerous robber was wearing a giant mouse's head when robbing a store in Barrie, Ontario.

Store CCTV shows the man, clad all in black, brandishing a knife and not wearing any shoes, entering the shop and walking straight to the counter. He demands money from the store worker, who complies, before the suspect leaves the shop.

Police state that they are looking for a "male, wearing all black clothing, no shoes and a mouse costume head."

Police added, "If you know the suspect responsible for this crime or have any information on this or any other crime but wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).