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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Three Suspects Sought in Distraction Theft

Barrie | by Ken Hashizume  
3 women with European accents tried to use credit card that was stolen from a shopper.

Barrie Police are looking for three women with European accents who were part a distraction theft.
 
A woman was approached by one of the women at Joe's No Frills on Wellington Street around 1 Tuesday afternoon.
 
While she was distracted, another woman removed a wallet from her purse and concealed it under a newspaper.
 
The trio then went to an ATM to try and withdrawal money using the stolen credit card only to have been rejected as a result of the victim quickly cancelling the card.
 
Police say the suspects were travelling in a 2011 or newer grey four-door Ford Focus.
 
The first suspect is described as white, 20 to 30 years of age, thin build with dark hair, wearing a purple wool hat, black jacket, black Adidas pants, and pink/purple shoes and carrying a Coach purse.
 
The second suspect is white, 30 to 40 years of age, heavy build, wearing a grey Gatsby style hat, grey long neck sweater, black tights, and grey boots and carrying a grey purse.
 
The third suspect is white, 20 to 30 years of age, thin build with dark hair, wearing a black wool hat, black long jacket and carrying a Coach purse.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Barrie Police or Crime Stoppers.



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