NORTH BAY -- Update June 1:

North Bay Police have released a Youtube video of the supspect in this incident. It has been inserted into the story below.

Original story:

North Bay police are asking the public to help locate a woman mistaken for a personal support worker who is suspected of armed robbery.

Officers responded to an apartment building on Trout Lake Road around 8:30 p.m. after a resident let the woman into her unit thinking she was there to help.

Once in the apartment, the suspect allegedly pulled out a black handgun and demanded the victim turn over her purse and medications before fleeing the scene toward Connaught Avenue.

She managed to leave with several bank cards and prescription medicines and the victim was not physically harmed.

The suspect is described as a blonde, slim woman around 5 feet tall.

She was last seen wearing:

  • black eyeglasses
  • teal jacket
  • black gloves
  • medical mask
  • carrying a pink backpack

Police warn that the suspect should not be approached and encourage anyone who has any information to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555 and select 9 to speak to an officer or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.