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Bandit emerges from shelf, rips off store after closing time

More than $4,500 worth of merchandise stolen from south-end Walmart
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2018-11-08 Sleepy bandit
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NEWS RELEASE
BARRIE POLICE SERVICE
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On the night of Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, a suspect entered the Walmart store located on Mapleview Drive in the City of Barrie before the store closed for the night.

The suspect concealed himself behind merchandise on a shelf in the housewares department, where he appears to have slept for several hours.

At approximately 1 a.m. on Sept. 9, 2018, the suspect emerged and from the shelf and proceeded to select merchandise from various departments and remove the items from the store.

The total value of the items stolen is approximately $4,500.

The suspect is described as:

  • Tall, thin, white male
  • Entered the store wearing a green and yellow hat, a grey t-shirt with peach long sleeves, a black sweater over his shoulders and black and white shoes.
  • Emerged from the shelving, wearing the black sweater with a large white logo on the front with the hood pulled up.

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact Constable T. Howlett of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2638 or thowlett@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.

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