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Officers Looking to Identify a Suspect After Grocery Store Assault

Officers Looking to Identify a Suspect After Grocery Store Assault
June 4th, 2018 - Police & the Community

A seemingly unprovoked assault in the middle of the day at a Barrie grocery store has launched an investigation by officers to identify the suspect.

On Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at approximately 2:45 pm a male was shopping in the grocery section of  Walmart located at 35 Mapleveiw Drive, in the City of Barrie.  An unknown male turned towards the victim and struck him directly in the face before continuing to walk through the produce aisle.  Once out of the area, the suspect turned and fled from the store and was observed leaving the parking lot in a white car. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the assault.  The suspect is unknown at this time and police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the male so more information can be obtained in relation to the events leading up to the assault.


  • Male, white
  • 5'10" and large build
  • Approximately 30 to 40-years-old
  • Wearing black sunglasses, green patterned shirt, dark shorts and sandals

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable B Osborne of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2783 or bosborne@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Occurrence #: BA18025358

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

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