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A Stolen Bicycle Leads Police to a Local Pawn Shop

A Stolen Bicycle Leads Police to a Local Pawn Shop
August 20th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect following a theft in the City of Barrie.

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. a theft occurred at Centennial Beach, located on Lakeshore Drive. A family had arrived at the beach and within a matter of minutes their bicycle was stolen. A witness stated they had observed the suspect sitting nearby, and when the family was not looking he grabbed the bicycle and fled.

Police have since obtained further information, and now have video surveillance of the suspect attempting to pawn the bicycle at a local pawn shop.

The bicycle is described as a; men’s white 21-speed, Columbia Torrent. It is equipped with dual suspension and a water bottle mounted under the frame (see attached picture).

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male (35 to 42 yrs.)
  • Medium build
  • 5’8” to 5’10”
  • Bald
  • Tattoos on forearms and hands
  • Wearing a grey t-shirt, camo shorts, and carrying a backpack

The bicycle holds a particular sentimental value to the family, and police are asking anyone with information on the suspects identity to contact Barrie Police Service at (705) 725-7025 ext. 2521, info@barriepolice.ca , or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence # BA18040501



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