Barrie Neighborhood Sting Ends In Arrest

Neighbours Stake Out After String of Gas Cap Thefts

Some residents of Allandale banded together to bring down a neighbourhood nuisance.

For days, residents in the Allandale area had reported to police the theft of gas caps from their cars; some even fell victim several times over. The issue came to a head one night, when several residents, through Facebook, said enough is enough and held a mini stake-out.

The residents sat in waiting until a suspect showed up, following that suspect to a nearby plaza, where Barrie Police took over. Police confirm a 20-year-old man is facing a Theft charge as a result.