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Gas Thief Disguises Plate in Multiple Thefts

Gas Thief Disguises Plate in Multiple Thefts
March 1st, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is asking for the public's assistance after the same suspect and vehicle have been used in multiple gas thefts in the past couple of months.

On Sunday, February 11th, 2018 at 6:30 pm a white Hyundia Veloster attended Macewen Gas Station located at 652 Dunlop Street West, in the City of Barrie, pumping over $50.00 of fuel and immediately left without paying.  Video review shows the licence plate attached to the vehicle as BTXN 797, which had been reported stolen a few months ago from the GTA.  It is believed the male attaches the stolen plate to his vehicle as a way of disguising his identity while stealing the fuel, possibly removing it when driving his vehicle on a day to day basis.  


  • Male. white
  • 20 to 30-years-old
  • Thin build
  • Brown hair 
  • Wearing a black baseball hat, grey jacket, grey pants and red shoes 

A previous media release believed to be the same suspect and same vehicle with stolen plates can be found HERE where further photos are available. 

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC S Campbell of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2714 or email at scampbell@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 #: BA18007072

Associated Occurrence #'s: BA18003516, BA18002787, BA17062442

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180