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News Release: January 9, 2018

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News Release

Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: January 9, 2018
Occurrence Type: Two Females Arrested for Theft of Electronics
Occurrence #: BA18001196
Date: Monday, January 8, 2018 - 3:00pm

On Monday, January 8th, 2018 shortly after 3:00pm Barrie Police officers attended the Busby Center located at 88 Mulcaster Street, in the City of Barrie, in regards to a theft of cell phone and tablet.  Video surveillance showed clearly the two suspects conversing while making it clear they noticed the tablet and cellphone unsupervised and charging on a table.  The two females positioned themselves strategically with one keeping watch and the other swiping and concealing the property. Both females suddenly stood up together and proceeded to briskly exit the centre together. 

Due to the advanced security system, the two females were identified by staff and investigating officers.  One female was still on scene during police investigation and was subsequently arrested. The 39-year-old Barrie female was charged with two counts of Theft Under $5000 and one count of Breach Probation.  

The second accused, a 21-year-old Barrie female, was currently wanted by Barrie Police Service for three (3) outstanding warrants and also under investigation for another theft incident.  The female met with officers at 3:25am on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 to turn herself in and was charged with the following:

  • Theft Under $5000 x 3
  • Fail to Attend Court 
  • Fraud Under $5000 x 2
  • Break and Enter
  • Possession Property Obtained by Crime 

Both females were held for a bail hearing in Barrie court on Tuesday, January 9th, 2017 to answer to their charges on all incidents.

Occurrence #: BA18001196

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180