Police & the Community


Speedy Change Room Thief Takes Off with New Outfit

Speedy Change Room Thief Takes Off with New Outfit
February 8th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is looking to identify a male who pulled a change room quick change and left without paying for his new outfit.

On Sunday, January 28th, 2018 at 12:00 pm the lone male entered the Roots store located in the Georgian Mall at 509 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie. He conversed shortly with a store employee who let him into the change room with a sweatshirt and sweat pants.  Moments later the male exited the change room without the items he entered with and scurried out of the store, not responding to the inquisitive employee.  When the change room was checked, it appeared the male had removed the security tags from the items.


  • Male, white
  • Approximately 30-years-old
  • 350-400lbs
  • 6'0"
  • Shaggy beard and long unkempt hair
  • Wearing a black Oakley baseball cap, white shirt under a black hoody, black winter coat with grey sleeves with unknown logo on back (number 5 over a 7), blue jeans and grey/white running shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC B Carleton of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2549 or email at bcarleton@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 #: BA18006354

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180