Police & the Community


Doubling Back Criminal Snatches Phone

Doubling Back Criminal Snatches Phone
September 7th, 2018 - Police & the Community

On Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 at 5:30 pm the victim attended the Circle K located at 63 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie, to purchase lottery tickets.  A short time later he realized he had left his cell phone behind. When video surveillance was reviewed it showed a male suspect enter the store at 5:48 pm and stand looking at the lottery booth where the phone was left. The male moved to leave the store, half opening the exterior door, however at the last second returns to the lottery booth where the male picks up the phone and immediately exits the store.


  • Male, white
  • Brown hair & full beard
  • Wearing sunglasses on his head, a black t-shirt, grey shorts and a gold chain around his neck

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable M Hoare at 705-725-7025 ext. 2705 or mhoare@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 #: BA18043381

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180