On Wednesday, August 28 at approximately 3:00 p.m., a woman was walking along Collier Street towards Owen Street after visiting the bank, when a young male on a bicycle came up behind her and grabbed her purse before riding off. He was last seen on Owen Street heading towards Dunlop Street.

The following day, on Thursday, August 29 at approximately 9:30 a.m., police were contacted by a woman reporting that as she entered a business on Worsley Street, she noticed a male on a purple bike smash the front passenger window of her nearby vehicle and take her purse before riding away towards Mulcaster Street.

The same suspect is believed to be responsible for both incidents. Police are working on obtaining pictures of the suspect, but are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or who may have surveillance cameras in the area to please contact police.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male, white
  • Thin build
  • Brown hair
  • Wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt
  • Riding a purple bike

Anyone with information is asked to contact Barrie Police Service investigators at 705-725-7025 ext. 2658 or [email protected]. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.

The public is reminded to never leave valuables in your car and to make sure that it is always locked when it left unattended.

Occurrence #: BA19048641 & BA19048687
Prepared by:

Corporate Communications Coordinator, Jennett Mays

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