Three women sought following ‘distraction theft’ at Barrie No Frills

Three women sought following 'distraction theft' at Barrie No Frills
Three women sought following ‘distraction theft’ at Barrie No Frills
“Criminals are opportunists and have several techniques and distractions they will use, and they will alter their methods to avoid being caught,” Const. Sarah Bamford said. “Keep your personal items within eyesight while shopping and never turn your back on them in public. If someone requests your assistance, or accidentally bumps into you or spills something on you, be alert and be aware of those people around.”

Police report three women entered No Frills, located at 165 Wellington St. W., just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday. One of the women approached the victim and distracted her while another removed the victim’s wallet from her purse. The purse was sitting in the victim’s shopping cart. The thief placed the wallet in a newspaper and walked away from the scene.

The first woman is white and 20 to 30 years old. She has a thin build and dark hair. She wore a purple wool hat, black jacket, black Adidas pants and pink/purple shoes and carried a Coach purse.

The third woman is white, 20 to 30 years old, with a thin build and dark hair. She wore a black wool hat and black long jacket and carried a Coach purse.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 705-725-7025, ext. 2763, or khemington@barriepolice.ca, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave an anonymous tip at tipsubmit.com.

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