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Coin boxes lifted. Police want to know by whom

Also took a coin box from a children’s amusement ride located within the mall
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File photo of Barrie Police Station. Kenneth Armstrong/BarrieToday



The Barrie Police are requesting the public’s assistance to identify a suspect following a theft from Bayfield Mall, located at 320 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.

Police obtained video surveillance of the theft that occurred on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at approximately 3:55 p.m. The male suspect had taken a coin donation box from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), as well as a coin box from a children’s amusement ride located within the mall.

He was last seen leaving the area on foot. The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as;

  • Male, white (20 - 25 yrs.)
  • Thin build, 5’10”
  • Wearing an all-black hat, jacket, jeans and shoes with white soles.

The surveillance video is of poor quality and does not provide a clear picture of the suspect, although police are requesting assistance in identifying the male through clothing or other descriptive features.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Minke of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext.2777, [email protected] or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at