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Arrested - Police Seeking Theft Suspect

Arrested - Police Seeking Theft Suspect
October 10th, 2017 - Police & the Community

(Update) Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Police have arrested and charged a 33-year-old Barrie man following a theft at Joe's No frills on September 24, 2017.

The 33-year-old Barrie man has been charged with Theft Under $5,000 and will appear in a Barrie Court of Justice in October.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17047808


The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect following a theft at Joe’s No Frills, located at 165 Wellington Street, West, in the City of Barrie.

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, a man and woman had been captured on video surveillance selecting several grocery items. The male concealed the items into a backpack, which he then placed on the shoulders of a child that had accompanied them. Upon leaving the store the suspect was stopped by Loss Prevention, and the items were returned, although the suspect quickly fled on foot. The woman along with the child had been observed leaving the area in a black Chevrolet car.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male (35 to 40 yrs.)
  • Heavy build
  • Tattoo (tear drop) below right eye
  • Wearing a white baseball hat and a dark blue “Under Armour” hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to Constable B. Osborne of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2783, bosborne@barriepolice.ca  , or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or online at www.tipsubmit.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17047808