Police & the Community


Scent Thieves Continue to Steal from Shoppers Drug Mart

Scent Thieves Continue to Steal from Shoppers Drug Mart
November 19th, 2018 - Police & the Community


Over the past seven weeks, the Barrie Police Service has been appealing to the public for assistance after a number of Shoppers Drug Mart stores in the City of Barrie have been targeted by a group of females who have been stealing expensive perfume and cologne scented products. In total, there have been eight theft occurrences (including the one below) reported to police in which the combined efforts of these thieves has netted them in excess of $6000 in scented fragrances. In addition, the Barrie Police Service has learned that this same group is believed to be responsible for other occurrences of a similar nature that have taken place across Simcoe County and the Greater Toronto Area.

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at approximately 9:00 p.m., three females entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 165 Wellington Street and proceeded to the fragrance section of the store where they selected a number of products and placed them into bags that they were carrying. The females then left the store without paying for the items that they selected. The items stolen were valued in excess of $2100.

From the investigation that followed and with the assistance of store staff and surveillance video which captured the incident, police are able to provide the following suspect descriptions:

Suspect #1: Female, black,  approximately 5'8", mid 20's, approx. 130lbs, slim, wearing an all-white Puma track suit, black hair tied back in a bun, brown eyes, large silver hoop earrings, brown purse holding a black jacket.

Suspect #2: Female, black, approximately 30 years old, approximately 160-170lbs, heavy build, brown eyes, large silver hoop earrings, wearing a black track suit with a white line up the side of the legs and wearing a silver jacket, also carrying a dark grey purse.

Suspect #3: Female, black. approximately 5'6", mid 20's, approximately 130lbs, medium build, black hair ties back in a bun wearing a white track suit, wearing black winter boots, black jacket with brown fur around the hood with a black purse.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Constable Baker of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2713 or by email at mbaker@barriepolice.ca. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

Prepared by: Peter Leon
                     Corporate Communications Coordinator

Occurrence: BA18054616


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