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Tractor trailers targeted by would-be thieves in south Barrie

Tractor trailers targeted by would-be thieves in south Barrie
January 10th, 2019 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are searching for two men who attempted to steal tractor-trailer trucks from two different locations in the same night.

On Thursday, October 11 at approximately 4:00 a.m., the two suspects attempted to steal a vehicle from a business on Commerce Park Drive, however, were unsuccessful, and left the area at approximately 4:30 a.m.

At approximately 5:00 a.m., two suspects, who are believed to be the same men, were captured on surveillance video at a King Street business, again attempting to steal a tractor-trailer truck.

This time the suspects were moderately more successful and were able to remove the trailer and drive the vehicle away. However, using the vehicle’s GPS system, the truck was located abandoned a short distance away, still on King Street. The vehicle’s dashboard had been damaged, in what was believed to be an unsuccessful attempt to remove the GPS tracker.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect 1:

  • Male, white
  • 5’8” - 6’2” tall
  • Wearing a baseball hat, a grey and white checkered shirt, with a bandana covering his face.

Suspect 2:

  • Male, white
  • 5’10” – 6’4” tall
  • Wearing an orange/brown-coloured top, white shoes with a bandana covering his face

Suspects’ Vehicle:

  • 2012+ JKU (Jeep Wrangler)

  • Sahara model, black tie edition

  • Gloss black centre sections to the bumpers and anthracite 18 wheels, hardtop cover

Anyone who may have information is asked to please contact Detective Constable R. Davies of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 Ext. 2304 or rdavies@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

Occurrence #:  BA18051219

Prepared by:   Jennett Mays
                        Corporate Communications Coordinator

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