The Barrie Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect following a theft at Joe’s No Frills, located at 165 Wellington Street, West, in the City of Barrie.

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, a man and woman had been captured on video surveillance selecting several grocery items. The male concealed the items into a backpack, which he then placed on the shoulders of a child that had accompanied them. Upon leaving the store the suspect was stopped by Loss Prevention, and the items were returned, although the suspect quickly fled on foot.

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The woman along with the child had been observed leaving the area in a black Chevrolet car.

The suspect is described as;

• Male (35 to 40 yrs.)
• Heavy build
• Tattoo (tear drop) below right eye
• Wearing a white baseball hat and a dark blue “Under Armour” hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to Constable B. Osborne of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2783, [email protected]  , or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or online at