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Police looking for suspect after attempted robot vacuum theft

Police say an attempt was made to return the robot at the service desk
Barrie Police are looking for a suspect after an incident on Jan. 7, 2017 at Canadian Tire.



Barrie Police have received video footage of an attempt theft that occurred over the weekend and wish for the public's assistance in identifying the female suspect.

On Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 7:20 p.m. the female suspect entered the Canadian Tire located at 320 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie. She selected a robot vacuum and attempted to leave through the rear entrance of the mall, which was closed.  

She proceeded to head towards the front of the store, passing all cashiers and heading to the customer service desk where she inquired with the manager how she can go about returning the item.  

The manager seized the vacuum and the female suspect fled from the store last seen walking eastbound towards Bayfield Street. 


  • Female, white
  • Mid-forties to late fifties
  • Long brown hair
  • Thin build
  • Partially or fully missing teeth
  • Wearing black jeans, black running shoes and blue ¾ length winter jacket

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact PC M Beard of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2582 or email at [email protected]

Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at