Police Probing ATM Theft At Grocery Store

Cash drawers removed

Barrie Police have released security images of a mid-December break-and-enter at the Food Basics grocery store on Essa Road.

The two suspects forced open the front sliding doors and targetted the Bank of Montreal automated teller machine (ATM). The machine was broken into and two black cash drawers removed. Closed Circuit Television cameras captured the suspects fleeing the store to a nearby street, then leaving the area in a light-coloured pick-up truck.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1

  • Male white
  • 5’9 to 6’0
  • wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white hawk on the back of the sweater, black and white Nike shoes, blue jeans and white construction gloves
  • he is observed entering the store first holding the pry bar, then using a sledgehammer, that suspect #2 was holding upon entry, to smash the ATM Machine

Suspect #2

  • Male white
  • 5’9 to 6’0 tall
  • wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with a white label on the lower center rear, blue jeans, yellow work gloves with black rubber-like material on the palms and fingers, light blue running shoes.

Both males were wearing face masks during the break and enter.

Anyone with information on this break, enter and theft is asked to contact Detective Constable Davies of the Barrie Police Service Street Crime Unit at 705-725-7025, ext. 2304 or by email at rdavies@barriepolice.ca or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).