Innisfil man charged with theft of food delivery vehicle

Police say the driver was forcefully removed from the vehicle

A 34-year-old Innisfil man has been charged after a restaurant alerted Barrie police that a food delivery driver had been robbed of their vehicle.

At around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, police say the driver was in his vehicle in the restaurant parking lot when a man approached the car and forcefully removed the driver before leaving in the stolen vehicle.

Moments later, a police officer spotted the vehicle parked. When the officer turned his cruiser around to approach the car, the driver from the vehicle and ran off on foot, but was quickly located and arrested.

The suspect is facing numerous charges including robbery with violence, operation while impaired, possession of property obtained by crime, and possession of cocaine.

He was released on an undertaking, with a future court date.