Three Women Wanted In Wallet Theft At No Frills In Barrie
Written By: Thursday, January 11th 2018

Three woman are wanted by Barrie police for a distraction theft. While at the No Frills on Wellington Street, one woman distracted a customer while another took the victim’s wallet from her purse and hid it in a flyer.

The women tried to make a purchase later with the stolen credit cards, but the victim had already cancelled her cards. The suspects drove away in a 4 door grey Ford Focus, 2011 or later model.

Police are reminding people to keep pockets and zippers closed and to keep an eye on your personal belongings. Anyone with information can contact Barrie Police or Crime Stoppers.

Suspects are described as;

Suspect 1:

  • Female, white (20 to 30 yrs.)
  • Described as European decent
  • Thin build
  • Dark hair
  • Wearing a purple wool hat, black jacket, black “Adidas” pants, and pink/purple shoes and carrying a “Coach” purse

Suspect 2:    

  • Female, white (30 to 40 yrs.)
  • Described as European decent
  • Heavy build
  • Wearing a grey Gatsby style hat, grey long neck sweater, black tights, and grey boots and carrying a grey purse

Suspect 3:   

  • Female, white (20 to 30 yrs.)
  • Described as European decent
  • Thin build
  • Dark hair
  • Wearing a black wool hat, black long jacket and carrying a “Coach” purse

The Barrie Police are reminding residents to be cautious and follow the safety tips provided to protect themselves;

  • Keep your personal items within eyesight while shopping and never turn your back on them in public
  • Keep all zippers closed and pockets buttoned
  • If someone requests your assistance, or accidentally bumps into you, or spills something on you, be alert and be aware of those people around you
  • If you are approached in a parking lot by someone claiming your tire is flat, your vehicle is damaged, or you have dropped money on the ground, immediately retrieve your purse or wallet, turn off your vehicle and take your keys out of the ignition. This may be a ploy to distract you in order to steal your purse and possibly your vehicle

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