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$1,700 in merchandise stolen from Cabela's

One suspect sought by Barrie Police
2019-12-02 Cabelas theft suspect 1
Theft suspect image provided by the Barrie Police Service

The Barrie Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public with regards to an ongoing theft investigation.

On Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 between 6:15 and 6:50 p.m., a lone male entered the Cabela’s Canada store located in the Park Place Shopping Centre and proceeded to select a number of expensive items. He was observed entering a ladies change room where he was  able to [allegedly] conceal a pair of size 10 Danner Pronghorn boots and a Scent Lok white camo fleece parka in a backpack that he wore under a vest he was wearing. [It is alleged that] the male then ran from the store with the stolen boots and parka in the backpack and a Sportdog Tek 2.0 GPS dog trainer set in his arms which was concealed by the brown vest. He then ran to a car that was in the parking lot and sped off.

From surveillance video obtained, police are able to confirm the following description of the suspect who is wanted for this theft:

  • Male, white, early 20s, 5’7”, medium build, wearing a beige and white hat, a grey jacket under a brown hoodie, a tan vest and jeans
  • He was wearing distinctive brown coloured running shoes with red shoelaces and red heels

The total value of the three items that he is known to have stolen is almost $1,700.

The Barrie Police Service is asking anyone with information on this theft to contact Constable Lainey at 705-725-7025, ext. 2760, by email at, to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online.