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Police Seeking Overconfident Television Bandit

Police Seeking Overconfident Television Bandit
September 20th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect following a theft that occurred at Shoppers Drug Mart, located at 165 Wellington Street, in the City of Barrie.

On Thursday, September 14, 2017, just after 8:30 p.m. a suspect was caught on video surveillance leaving Shoppers Drug with a 32” RCA television that he made no attempt to purchase. The following week, on Tuesday, September 19, just after 9:00 p.m., the suspect returned for a second time and managed to leave the store undetected with another RCA television and an unknown quantity of iHome speakers.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white (30 to 35 yrs.)
  • Medium build
  • Blond hair, short
  • Wearing a blue/black “Nike” jacket, blue “Puma” shirt, black jogging pants and white running shoes with red laces.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable White of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2597, lwhite@barriepolice.ca  or Constable Young at ext.2696 or ayoung@barriepolice.ca , or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17046918/BA17045987