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ARRESTED: Sweet Smelling Thief Sought

ARRESTED: Sweet Smelling Thief Sought
June 4th, 2018 - Police & the Community

UPDATE: Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Barrie Police received multiple tips leading to the identity of the suspect responsible for the theft of cologne from Shoppers Drug Mart on Thursday, May 24th, 2018.  A 24-year-old Barrie Male has been charged with Theft Under $5000 and will attend court next month to answer to his charge.  Originally police believed this theft was linked to two (2) other fragrance thefts in the region, however further investigation revealed they were not related. 

Information on the two (2) outstanding suspects involved in the theft of over $6500.00 worth of fragrances can be found here: Duo Distracting and Dashing with Cologne

Occurrence #: BA18024699
Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

On Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 9:26 am an unknown male entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 420 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie.  Video surveillance showed the male testing the samples of cologne, appearing to be watching over his shoulder for employees.  Upon finding one he liked, he is seen carrying his selection down the next aisle and placing it in his pocket.  He immediately exited the store prompting the security alarm which alerted the employees. The male fled through the parking lot before employees could catch up.


  • Male, dark complexion
  • 35 to 40-years-old
  • 5' 10", medium build
  • Black short hair and goatee
  • Wearing a white baseball cap, black shirt with a dark green jacket, blue jeans and grey running shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable J Knight of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2534 or jknight@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 #: BA18024699

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180