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Police look to identify convenience store theft suspect

The suspect entered a store to purchase a lottery ticket and it is alleged that he quickly grab numerous tickets and ran out of the store
2018-05-20 theft suspect Barrie Police
Theft suspect photo provided by Barrie Police Service

The Barrie Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect following a theft.

On Sunday, May 20, 2018, police were called to a convenience store located on Owen Street in the City of Barrie for a report of a theft. The suspect had entered the store requesting to purchase a lottery ticket. Upon the clerk presenting the lottery tickets, the suspect quickly grab numerous tickets and ran out of the store. He was observed by witnesses fleeing the area in a silver hatchback.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as:
    •    Male, black
    •    Slim build
    •    Black goatee
    •    Wearing a blue suit, white shirt and a fedora hat

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Wright of the Barrie Police Service at [email protected] or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave an anonymous tip online. Tipsters now have the option of downloading the P3 Tips App from the Apple iTunes Store or from Google Play and submitting a tip directly from their cell phones.