Joshua Buckle

Police say Joshua Buckle, 37, has broken his parole. He's said to frequent the Hamilton and Barrie areas. (Handout)

Ontario Provincial Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a convicted robber, and say he may be in the Hamilton area.

In a Friday news release, the OPP said Joshua Buckle, 37, is on the loose and has breached his parole.

He is serving a five-year, three-month sentence for robbery, theft and assault with intent to resist arrest.

Buckle is said to frequent the Barrie and Hamilton areas.

He is described as five-foot-ten, 240 lbs., with brown eyes, brown hair and a receding hairline.

The OPP ask anyone with information on Buckle’s whereabouts to call the force’s Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) squad at 416-808-5900 (toll-free at 1-866-870-7673) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.