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Backpack Bandit Sought

Backpack Bandit Sought
January 23rd, 2019 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a theft was reported in the City of Barrie.

On Sunday, January 13, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., police attended to a grocery store located on Wellington Street West after a male selected some meat and non-prescription medication, concealed it in a backpack and then left the store without paying for the items. This took place at 2:45 p.m.  When approached by a Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) outside the store, the male resisted when asked to return to the store and ran across the parking lot. He did however leave behind the backpack containing the stolen items.

The suspect is described as: male white, approximately 35-40 years old, 5'10" -5'11", wearing blue jeans, long black winter jacket a green and white Saskatchewan Roughriders style ball cap. He also had goatee and short brown hair.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Constable Knight of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2534 or by email at [email protected]. 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: BA19002429

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