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Phony Plates Used in Gas Drive Off

Phony Plates Used in Gas Drive Off
October 5th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is looking to identify a male suspect after he pumped a tank of gas in a vehicle and drove off without paying.

On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at approximately 5:00 pm a male suspect was captured on video surveillance pumping $60.00 worth of gas at Petro Canada located at 175 Cundles Road East, in the City of Barrie.  After filling his tank he immediately left without paying for his fuel.  When the video was reviewed the front licence plate was clearly visible as CAAA 224 which returned as unattached from an address in Waterloo.  The last owner of that plate was contacted and it was determined he was not a suspect in the incident. 

Suspect Description:

  • Male, white
  • 25 to 30-years-old
  • Approximately 6' with a thin build
  • Wearing a black baseball hat with a white logo, white t-shirt and black pants

Vehicle Description:

  • Dark Grey
  • Volkswagon
  • Front Licence Plate: CAAA 224

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact Constable A Campbell of the Barrie Police Service at acampbell@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 #: BA18047429

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180