UPDATE: Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Barrie Police have received multiple tips identifying the male responsible for the theft from Sears on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017.  At this time the male is still outstanding and a warrant for arrest for Theft Under $5000 and Fail to Comply with Probation has been sworn to for 45-year-old Alan MONAGUE of Midland. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the wanted male is asked to contact Barrie Police Service or the local police service in your area.  Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com

ORIGINAL POST:

Barrie Police are investigating a theft of clothing from Sears in Barrie and Loss Prevention recognized the suspect as one responsible for a past theft dating back to 2015.

On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 12:45pm three parties entered the Sears located at 521 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  A male suspect attended the clothing section with two females and selected multiple items, concealing them in a black re-usable grocery bag. He immediately left the two females, walking out of the store without making any attempts to purchase the items.  Once outside, the male was confronted by Loss Prevention and advised he was under arrest.  He was able to jump in his vehicle evading arrest and was last seen leaving the parking lot in a blue Dodge van with licence plates linking the vehicle back to an address in Christian Island. The two females were seen leaving the from a different door moments later and crossed the parking lot before being picked up by a second vehicle driven by a different male.

Description:

• Male, Indigenous
• 40-50 years old
• Long black hair in a pony tail
• Medium to heavy build
• Wearing a black baseball hat with sunglasses on top, a black “Straight out of Rez” t-shirt, and blue jean shorts

Few descriptors are available for the two females however one female is thought to be between the age of 40-50 and of Indigenous descent and the second female was believed to be between the age of 60-70 and in a wheelchair at the time of the incident.

A historical shoplifting incident sparked the memory of the Loss Prevention Officer and the file was brought to the officers attention.  Upon reviewing video surveillance from an incident in 2015 where a vacuum was stolen, it is believed the same male is responsible for the theft.

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC B Bromley of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2780 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 www.tipsubmit.com