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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Police Seeking Grocery Store Theft Suspect

Barrie | by Matt Sitler  
Police say she didn't wait for them to arrive after being told to by a store loss prevention officer...

Barrie Police want to identify a woman who they say attempted to steal a cart full of groceries and upon being arrested by the store’s Loss Prevention Officer (LPO), refused to wait for Police to arrive.

On Wednesday, just after 6:00 p.m., a woman was seen pulling the tags off of a winter hat in the clothing department and placing it on her head, before joining a male with a cart full of groceries. The male exited the store prior to the female, and the police say the female made no attempt to pay for any of the items in the cart.

The store’s Loss Prevention Officer approached her outside and informed her she was under arrest for theft. The suspect accompanied the LPO back inside, emptying her pockets and returning items to the LPO. She then walked out of the store, refusing to wait for police.

She was last seen getting into the passenger seat of an older model Honda Odyssey van.

The suspect is described as:

Female, white
5’5” to 5’7” tall
Aged late 20s to early 30s
Long, dark-blond hair
Wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and tall black boots

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact Constable D. Watson of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2755 or dwatson@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

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