Barrie Police are searching for a female suspect in a theft and assault.
On Monday, a suspect was seen shoplifting items from the Rexall Pharmacy on Essa Road.
When the woman tried to leave, alarms sounded and a store employee tried to stop her.
That led to an altercation.
The employee was punched several times in the face.
500 dollars worth of stolen merchandise was dropped as the suspect ran off .