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Police say knife theft may not have gone as planned

Police believe the suspect cut himself in the process
Police are looking for a suspect after the alleged theft of a number of hunting knives.



Police are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a male suspect who is wanted for theft from Cabela’s located at 50 Concert Way, in the City of Barrie.

On Monday, August 8, 2016, just before 12:00 p.m., video surveillance captured the male selecting various hunting knives and placing them into a shopping basket. On the way to the fitting room the male is observed selecting a woman’s jacket, and nine minutes later is seen exiting the fitting room.

Upon leaving the store he discards the shopping basket containing the empty packages and makes no attempt to pay for the merchandise.

It is believed the male sustained a cut to his right hand while removing the knives from the packaging.  The woman’s jacket was left behind and found to be soiled with blood.

The investigation is ongoing.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male, white
  • Medium build, approx. five-foot-nine, 250lbs.
  • Brown hair , goatee and glasses
  • Wearing a blue shirt, dark jeans, running shoes and carrying a dark satchel.

 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, leave an anonymous tip online at