A Barrie homeowner arrived home yesterday afternoon, just after 5:00 p.m. only to discover that sometime during the day, their home had been broken into.
Barrie Police attended the residence, which is located northwest of Yonge Street and Mapleview Drive East and learned that the homeowner left just before 9:00 a.m. and when they returned home, they discovered the front door wide open and rooms in the house were ransacked.
From the investigation that followed, police have determined that the persons responsible for this break and enter forced open the front door and proceeded to gather up a 42-inch television, an electronic device, jewellery a quantity of Canadian currency and left by way of a rear sliding door. The dollar value of stolen items, including the money is estimated at $30,000. Given what was stolen, police believe that more than one person was likely involved.
The investigation into this break, enter and theft is ongoing and police are checking nearby homes to see if the actions of these thieves were captured on any home security systems.
The Barrie Police Service is reminding the public that any suspicious persons seen on your street, day or night, should be immediately reported to police – your actions may just prevent an incident like this from taking place.
|Prepared by:||Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon|