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PlayStation Enthusiast Targets Shoppers Drug Mart

PlayStation Enthusiast Targets Shoppers Drug Mart
January 29th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect following a theft at Shoppers Drug Mart.

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the suspect had been inside Shoppers Drug Mart located at 420 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie. The suspect was captured on video surveillance stealing four Sony PS4 (PlayStation 4 ) video games and two Sony PS4  remote controls. 

The suspect managed to quickly remove the packaging from all the items and conceal them on his person, and flee the store without making any attempt to pay for the items. He was last seen leaving the area on foot, walking north on Essa Road and accompanied by a brown dog, described as a boxer.

The investigation is ongoing.

Suspect is described as;

  • Male, white (40 yrs.)
  • 5’7” to 5’9”, Thin build
  • Wearing a dark toque, grey/black camouflage winter jacket, black gloves, brown pants, and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Howlett of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2638, thowlett@barriepolice.ca or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip at www.tipsubmit.com 

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence # BA18003462