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Four Suspects Distracting and Dashing Local at Shoppers Drug Marts

Four Suspects Distracting and Dashing Local at Shoppers Drug Marts
October 10th, 2018 - Police & the Community

Barrie Police are investigating a string of thefts occurring across our city involving the same four suspects.

On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 just after 6:30 pm two female suspects entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located in the Georgian Mall at 509 Bayfield Street, in the City of Barrie. While one female distracted the employees working the beauty boutique, the second is seen on video surveillance loading a re-useable shopping bag with various fragrances from the shelves and drawers. On the same date four females, two of which were suspects in the Georgian Mall theft, were spotted in Shoppers Drug Mart located at 380 Mapleview Drive West, in the City of Barrie.  At this location a distraction technique was also used as items were stolen.

The next day, on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 9:30pm the same four suspects entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 420 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie. As video surveillance was reviewed after the employees felt it suspicious that none of the suspects purchased anything while carrying re-useable shopping bags, it was determined over $570.00 of fragrances had been stolen.  At the same time this report was being collected officers learned of a fourth store that was hit with the thieving quadruplets.  Just 15 minutes after attending the Essa Road store, the four suspects entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located at 279 Yonge Street, in the City of Barrie, where they circled the store collecting over $2600.00 worth of merchandise.

Police believe the females are using a white Hyundai Santa Fe with a possible stolen licence plate of CDMC 853 to move from location to location.

Suspect Descriptions:

  1. Female, black, approximately 20 to 30-years-old, wearing a grey jacket, white t-shirt, black track pants and  black and white sandals
  2. Female, black, approximately 20 to 30-years-old, wearing a black hat, grey hoodie, grey tank top and grey pants & carrying a large beige bag
  3. Female, black, approximately 20 to 30-years-old, wearing a black hat, black jacket, white t-shirt, grey track pants, black shoes & carrying a black bag
  4. Female, black, approximately 20 to 30-years-old, wearing a black Adidas track Jacket with white stripes, grey track pants, black shoes & carrying a black purse 

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact Constable G Brickell of the Barrie Police Service at gbrickell@barriepolice.ca. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at P3 Tips.

Occurrence #: BA18049887, BA18049921, BA18049990, BA18049998

Prepared by: Constable N. Rodgers #6180

*see below for each suspect photograph individually

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Suspect #1Suspect #2Suspect #3Suspect #4