Two females distract and steal wallet from 72 year-old woman

On Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 1:30pm two female suspects were involved in a distraction theft at Sears, located at 521 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  Shortly after removing a wallet from the victims purse, the two females attended the Royal Bank located at 405 Bayfield Street and attempted to withdraw various amounts of money at the ATM.  Both females were unsuccessful at their attempts and the victim, a 72-year-old Penetanguishene woman, noticed her wallet missing cancelling her cards before any further attempts occurred. 

Suspect #1:

• Female, white
• Approximately 5′, heavy set
• Blonde hair
• Wearing grey top, grey tights, white shoes, dark coloured hat and a black side bag

Suspect #2:

• Female, white
• Approximately 5’6″, slim build,
• Long brown hair
• Wearing a blue jacket with blue jeans, dark shoes and dark coloured backpack and multi-coloured side bag

The images collected from the bank show the females wearing different clothing as seen in the Sears surveillance however police believe the females photographed at the bank to be the ones responsible for the theft.  It is believed both females added headscarves, sunglasses and the same long, pink skirt over their outfits when attending the bank.

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC Joshua Ford of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2533 or email at [email protected] Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at