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Stolen Trailer Used to Steal Construction Equipment

Stolen Trailer Used to Steal Construction Equipment
November 7th, 2018 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police is appealing to the public for assistance after stolen property was located in the City of Barrie.

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, shortly after 8:30 a.m., police attended to the rear of a Hooper Road business where a trailer and construction equipment was located by employees arriving for work.

From the investigation that followed, police were able to determine that a flatbed type trailer had been stolen from a business located on Saunders Road at approximately 6:00 a.m. earlier that day. The suspects then attended a nearby business where a Bobcat Toolcat 5600 and John Deere Bucket Worksite Pro C72 were stolen. It would appear that an attempt was made to load the Bobcat and the bucket onto the trailer, but when this could not be carried out, the suspects not only abandoned their attempt, but the construction equipment and the trailer.

From surveillance video that was obtained at the scene of the theft of the trailer, the Barrie Police have determined that there were three persons involved and that they utilized a 2018 Ford F-150 Supercrew Cab pick-up truck to orchestrate these thefts. At present, police are attempting to identify the suspects involved and the only descriptions available are of the two suspects who exited the pick-up and hooked up the trailer. These persons are described as male white, medium build, wearing hooded sweatshirts. Forensic evidence has also been seized that police hope may assist in identifying the persons responsible for this occurrence.

All the stolen property, that has a combined value of $25000, has since been returned to the rightful owners.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Constable McGaffey of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2708 or by email at wmcgaffey@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: BA18054429

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