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Homeowner requires medical treatment after overnight break and enter

The homeowner was confronted while letting a family pet into the yard. The unknown man forced his way into the home and the homeowner required treatment at a local hospital
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The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a break and enter occurred in the City of Barrie and the homeowner was assaulted.

This morning, shortly after 9 a.m., Police were made aware of an occurrence that occurred overnight on Cygnus Crescent after the homeowner awoke to let a family pet out into the yard. The homeowner was confronted by an unknown male who forced his way into the residence which resulted in the homeowner being assaulted and requiring treatment at a local hospital.

The investigation is being conducted by the Barrie Police Service Crimes Against Person Unit and they are receiving assistance from the Forensic Identification Unit, Investigative Services and Uniform Patrol.

Detectives have determined that the person, who is believed to be responsible for this assault is described as:

  • Male, white, late 30s to early 40s, 5’8-5’10’ tall, heavy stocky build, brown eyes, dark buzz cut style hair and a scruffy dark beard
  • Wearing blue jeans and a brown zippered hoodie

Anyone with information with regards to this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Farrell at 705-725-7025, ext. 2942, by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online.

Further details and updates will only be provided as the investigation permits.

The Barrie Police Service reminds the public to be aware of their personal safety at all times and where possible, to avoid dark areas unless artificial lighting is available, especially during the overnight hours.