The Barrie Police Service is appealing to the public for assistance after a theft was reported in the City of Barrie.

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, police responded to the Food Basics located at 555 Essa Road after it was determined that a female suspect entered the store shortly after 1:30pm., removed a quantity of over the counter non-prescription medication and ointments, placed them in a large purse and left the store without paying for them. The value of the stolen items is in excess of $850 and the entire incident was clearly captured by the store on video surveillance.

Police are seeking to identify the suspect who is described as:

  • Middle Eastern, in her 30’s or 40’s, approximately 5’2, and a slim build. She was wearing black heel boots with a long ankle length leopard print dress. She was wearing a dark blue Hijab with glasses on her head.

Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Constable Claridge of the Barrie Police Service by email at [email protected]. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous tip online at

Occurrence #: BA19052222
Prepared by: Corporate Communications Coordinator, Peter Leon
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