Robber conceals items in shopping bags

Barrie police are searching for a shoplifting suspect after multiple items were hidden inside reusable shopping bags and taken from the store without paying for them.

The suspect was seen in the jewellery and watch area of the store at approximately 4 p.m. on Monday, April 29th selecting items from the shelves and concealing them inside shopping bags. He was also viewed in the electronics section grabbing items and placing them inside the bags.

The accused then left the store, passing the checkout stations without paying for the items.

The suspect is described a white male with a medium build and a dark brown goatee and is approximately 35 to 45 years old. He was wearing black pants with a light-brown hooded sweatshirt over a back shirt underneath. He was sporting a grey baseball hat with a black logo and black thick-framed glasses, and had on dark running shoes with a white sole.

Investigating officers are asking anyone with information to contact Constable J. Miller of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025, ext. 2716 or [email protected]@ca. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at

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