Police & the Community


Porch Thief Captured by Doorbell Camera

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December 11th, 2017 - Police & the Community

On Friday, December 8th, 2017 shortly after 4:00pm a male was captured approaching the front door of a house located in the Mapleton Avenue and Essa Road area of the City of Barrie. The male appears to drape a black and red jacket or sweatshirt over a box recently delivered to the front porch and is seen carrying it from the property. Another person was seen waiting for the male on street, watching as the theft occurred.  The box contained a quantity of assorted scarves from Old Navy valued at over $100.00. Surveillance video captured the male on a security doorbell camera.


  • Male, white
  • Thin build
  • Wearing light grey washed jeans, winter "Raptors" toque and carrying a grey and black backpack

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC C Reid of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2666 or email at creid@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 #: BA17060837

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180