UPDATE – March 23, 2021: The two individuals have been identified. Thank you to the media and the public for your assistance.


On March 4, 2021, two individuals entered the Optica Nova store, located at 555 Essa Road in Barrie. Taking turns to distract the employee assisting them, they proceeded to steal more than a dozen frames, valued at more than $5,000 retail.

The suspects are described as:

Male suspect

  • Thin build
  • Aged 25-30
  • Wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt/jacket, jeans
  • Tattoo on back of right hand

Female suspect

  • Thin build
  • Aged 25-30
  • Light blond hair
  • Wearing white jacket, jeans, and a pink baseball hat

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Constable J. Watt at 705-725-7025 Ext. 2627 or [email protected]. 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 #: BA21011733
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator, Jennett Mays


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