Police & the Community


Two Suspects Identified After Theft of Three Poppy Donation Boxes

November 10th, 2017 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service have identified two suspects in connection with a string of thefts of Poppy Donation Boxes from Friday, November 10th, 2017. 

After a lengthy investigation, including numerous tips from social media and media coverage, police have identified two suspects wanted for the thefts of three Poppy Donation Boxes.  The thefts occurred within a short period of time on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at two Tim Horton's located in Essa Road and one Tim Horton's located on Sarjeant Drive.  Warrants will be sought for two males, one a 19-year-old and a second 17-year-old young offender, both from Barrie. 

Police have yet to determine how much money was obtained by the suspects. 

Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Occurrence #: BA17056115

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

 Barrie Police Service is looking for the public's assistance identifying two suspects after a theft of a Poppy Donation Box.

On Friday. November 10th, 2017 around 3:00am a vehicle believed to be a blue Nissan Altima, went through the drive thru at the Tim Horton's located at 555 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie, with four males inside.  After collecting their food and drinks, the vehicle parked towards the Rexall Drug Store and two occupants exited to return to the Tim Horton's.  Suspect #1 entered and proceeded directly to the washroom.  Moments later, Suspect #2 entered and loitered in the restaurant seating area, not making any attempts to purchase anything.  He is seen leaving the store just as Suspect #1 exits the washroom.  Suspect #1 then proceeds directly to the far cash register where he grabbed the Poppy Donation Box and exited the store before the employees noticed the theft.

Description Suspect #1:

  • Male, black
  • Early 20's 
  • Black hair
  • Wearing a purple Toronto Raptors hat, 3/4 zip purple, white & black Toronto Raptors jacket, light coloured hoodie and dark pants

Description Suspect #2:

  • Male, described as Middle Eastern decent 
  • Early 20's
  • Brown hair, unshaven with goatee
  • Wearing a black touque, black winter jacket with fur around the hood and white shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC A Tombs of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2794 or email at atombs@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

Occurrence #: BA17056115

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180