Police are investigating the theft of two outboard motors within the City of Barrie. It is believed the incidents took place in the early hours of Wednesday, July, 20 2016, between 12:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
The first theft occurred at a residence on Browning Trail. The outboard motor had been secured to the boat, although the suspect(s) managed to remove the motor and flee the area without being noticed.
The second theft was caught on video surveillance just after 12:00 a.m. at a residence on Perry Street. The suspect was observed walking towards the boat with bolt cutters and cutting the chain that had been used to secure the motor to the boat. Just after 3:00 a.m. the suspect returned and quickly removed the motor from the boat and was seen walking away carrying it.
The investigation is ongoing, as police have not yet determined if the two incidents are connected.
The suspect in the second theft is described as;
- Male, white
- 5’8” - 6’2”, medium build
- Wearing a balaclava concealing his face in one photo and wearing a helmet in another photo, zipped up hoodie, white track pants, white running shoes and black gloves.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Carleton of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2549, email@example.com or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.tipsubmit.com