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Theft of Formula and Allergy Medication

Theft of Formula and Allergy Medication
June 4th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is currently looking to identify a male who appeared to have a well laid out plan for theft that was foiled by an observant store manager.

On Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 2:20 pm the suspect entered Shoppers Drug Mart located at 420 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie.  He appeared to be wearing an over-sized construction jacket as he attended the baby formula aisle.  He removed the security tags on various tubs of infant formula and began concealing them inside his jacket.  The male hurried out of the store and around the rear of the building. When the store manager checked the area he located the jacket worn by the suspect thrown in the bushes.  The jacket had obviously been altered from the inside to hold a multitude of stolen items.  The jacket still had seven (7) tubs of formula powder and four (4) packages of Claritin Allergy medication valuing over $340.00.


  • Male, white
  • Approximately 6'4" and 250 lbs
  • Bald or shaved head
  • Wearing a black hat, light coloured pants, green shirt, black mirrored sunglasses and a black construction jacket with reflective stripes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable K Brooks of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2921 or kbrooks@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 #: BA18026641

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180