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Police Seek ID of Suspect After Meat Stolen and Suspect Flees

Police Seek ID of Suspect After Meat Stolen and Suspect Flees
August 1st, 2018 - Police & the Community

On Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 6:35 pm a male was observed by a Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) walking past cashiers and leaving Walmart, located at 35 Mapleview Drive in the City of Barrie, with a cart full of meat.  The LPO caught up to the suspect outside the store and placed him under arrest, requesting he return to the store to await police.  After a brief interaction the male fled eastbound, running across the 400 highway, before the LPO lost sight of him.  The cart of food, exceeding $1200.00 worth of meat and other grocery items, was recovered and returned to the store.  


  • Male, white with tanned complexion
  • Approximately 5'11" & 200 pounds
  • Strong accent, possibly Hungarian, and did not speak fluid english
  • Wearing a black hat, white coat or sweater, green shorts and black shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable J. Frouws at 705-725-7025 ext. 2504 or jfrouws@barriepolice.ca . Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at P3 Tips.

Occurrence #: BA18037989

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180