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Police Investigate Break and Enter at Local Grocery Store

Police Investigate Break and Enter at Local Grocery Store
January 8th, 2019 - Police & the Community

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

On Monday, December 17, 2018, at 1:40 a.m., police responded to the Food Basics grocery store located at 555 Essa Road to investigate a break and enter which had just occurred. From the investigation that followed, it has been determined that two suspects forced open the front sliding doors and then attended to a Bank of Montreal Automated Teller Machine (ATM). The machine was then forcibly accessed and two black cash drawers were removed that contained an undisclosed amount of currency. The suspects then left the store and went to a nearby street where a short time later, a light coloured pickup truck was seen leaving the area. The entire incident, both inside and outside the store was captured on closed circuit television (CCTV).

The following description of the involved suspects has been obtained:

Suspect #1:
Male white, 5'9 to 6'0 tall,  wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white hawk on the back of the sweater, black and white Nike shoes, blue jeans and white construction gloves. Suspect #1 is observed entering the store first holding the pry bar, then using a sledge hammer that suspect #2 was holding upon entry to smash the ATM Machine.

Suspect #2:
Male white, 5'9 to 6'0 tall, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with a white label on the lower center rear, blue jeans, yellow work gloves with black rubber like material on the palms and fingers, light blue running shoes.

Both males were wearing face masks during the break and enter.

Anyone with information on this break, enter and theft is asked to contact Detective Constable Davies of the Barrie Police Service Street Crime Unit at 705-725-7025, ext. 2304 or by email at rdavies@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: BA18061305

Photo Gallery

Suspects approaching the storeSuspect vehicle leaving the area Suspects leaving the store after break, enter and theft