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Police Look to ID Dress Thief

Police Look to ID Dress Thief
June 19th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police Service is looking for the public’s assistance after a male suspect entered a standalone retail shop in a Bayfield Street plaza, stealing two (2) dresses.

On Saturday, June 9th, 2018 at 11:35 am the suspect entered Reitman’s located at 498 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie.  He selected two (2) ladies sun dresses and stuffed them down his pants.  He proceeded to shop and when approached by staff he claimed to be shopping for his mother. He asked a third dress be put on hold under the name “Paul” before he left the store with the two still concealed in his pants. The value of both dresses totalled just over $130.00. 


  • Male, black
  • 35 to 40-years-old
  • Brown eyes
  • Wearing a black hat, blue jacket with white stripes down the arms, white shirt,  grey pants and red shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information is asked to please contact Constable E Harris of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2516 or eharris@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com

Occurrence #: BA18028034

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180