Since early Friday morning, the Barrie Police Service has dealt with three stolen motor vehicle reports and one that was stolen and recovered by another police service, before the owner had even realized it had been taken overnight.
The first occurrence reported to Barrie Police on Friday morning came as a result of the owner being contacted by York Regional Police at 4:58 a.m. after his 2009 Ford Cargo van was located at the southbound Highway 400 ONRoute in Vaughan. It was stolen sometime after 1:00 a.m. from his Cumberland Street driveway. In a strange twist, this stolen and then recovered van, required a boost at the Highway 400 roadside rest area and the good Samaritan who assisted the thief ended up having his van stolen.
The second theft occurrence reported to Barrie Police was received at 8:43 a,m. and involved an orange coloured 2022 Dodge RAM TRX pickup truck that was stolen from a Cumming Drive home. Video surveillance captured the thieves approaching the residence in question wearing balaclavas at 1:26 a.m. and then fleeing with the truck at 1:32 a.m. The truck had personalized Veteran licence plates VCMC, was locked, and had a steering wheel locking device affixed to it. The owner was also in possession of both sets of key fobs that were secured in a Feraday box. Broken glass was located on the driveway, and it is believed that the thieves broke a window to gain access to the truck before driving away with it.
The third report involved a vehicle that was stolen from a Wildwood Trail home, but details have not yet been shared with Barrie Police.
Then yesterday, at 3:30 p.m., the owner of a 2018 Ford Escape, grey in colour, licence CLCR940 discovered that their sport utility vehicle had been stolen from their Patricia Avenue driveway sometime after 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The owner was in possession of both sets of issued keys.
The Barrie Police Service will continue to provide our community with details involving motor vehicle theft in the hope that awareness will alert others to the organized criminal activity that is occurring nearby or in their neighbourhood.
|Corporate Communications Coordinator Peter Leon