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Same four suspects believed responsible for multiple thefts

All incidents took place at various Shoppers Drug Mart locations
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NEWS RELEASE
BARRIE POLICE SERVICE
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Barrie Police are investigating a string of thefts occurring across our city involving the same four suspects.

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 just after 6:30 p.m., two female suspects entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located in the Georgian Mall at 509 Bayfield St. in the City of Barrie. While one female distracted the employees working the beauty boutique, the second is seen on video surveillance loading a reuseable shopping bag with various fragrances from the shelves and drawers.

On the same date, four females – two of which were suspects in the Georgian Mall theft – were spotted in Shoppers Drug Mart located at 380 Mapleview Dr. W. in the City of Barrie.  At this location a distraction technique was also used as items were stolen.

The next day on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at 9:30 p.m., (it is believed that) the same four suspects entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 420 Essa Rd. in the City of Barrie. As video surveillance was reviewed after the employees felt it suspicious that none of the suspects purchased anything while carrying reuseable shopping bags, it was determined over $570 of fragrances had been stolen.

At the same time this report was being collected, officers learned of a fourth store that was hit (allegedly by the same four suspects). Just 15 minutes after attending the Essa Road store, the four suspects entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 279 Yonge St. in the City of Barrie where they circled the store collecting over $2600 worth of merchandise.

Police believe the females are using a white Hyundai Santa Fe with a possible stolen licence plate of CDMC 853 to move from location to location.

Suspect descriptions:
    1.    Female, black, approximately 20 to 30 years old, wearing a grey jacket, white t-shirt, black track pants and  black and white sandals
    2.    Female, black, approximately 20 to 30 years old, wearing a black hat, grey hoodie, grey tank top and grey pants and carrying a large beige bag
    3.    Female, black, approximately 20 to 30 years old, wearing a black hat, black jacket, white t-shirt, grey track pants, black shoes and carrying a black bag
    4.    Female, black, approximately 20 to 30 years old, wearing a black Adidas track Jacket with white stripes, grey track pants, black shoes and carrying a black purse

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact Constable G Brickell of the Barrie Police Service at gbrickell@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online.

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