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Charitable Donation Box Stolen from Home

Charitable Donation Box Stolen from Home
December 14th, 2017 - Police & the Community

The Barrie Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect following the theft of a donation box on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

Video surveillance captured a suspect stealing a box of donations for “Make a Wish Canada” from outside a residence on Violet Street, in the City of Barrie. The home is known for its holiday display of 30,000 plus lights, and a donation box which has been situated outside the home, each year,  to collection donations for the “Make a Wish Canada” charity.

The suspect was captured on video scoping out the home around 3:00 a.m., and approximately 40 minutes later he returns and removes the box from the tree, and flees the area. The box had been secured with aircraft cable and it is believed he returned with a tool(s) to specifically cut the cable. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Howlett of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2638, thowlett@barriepolice.ca or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), leave an anonymous tip at www.tipsubmit.com. To view video surveillance click here.

Prepared by: Constable S. Bamford #7419
Occurrence: BA17061470



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