UPDATE: Suspect Collared After South End Theft Of Two Tip Jars

Bad Guy Accused of Trying to Grab MADD Donation Box Too

March 18th

Barrie Police say a man has turned himself in over this crime. The 34-year-old man reimbursed the money stolen, according to police, before turning himself in to face the music. He has been charged with Theft and Breach of Probation.

March 6th

Barrie Police are on the hunt for a man accused of stealing two tip jars and trying to make off with a donations box too.

It happened at the Pita Pit at Barrie’s Park Place around 3:30 Monday afternoon; Barrie Police claim the suspect walked into the restaurant and grabbed the two tip jars meant for employees, and tried to grab a Mothers Against Drunk Driving donation box. Police claim he was unable to, and left the store with the tip jars filled with cash.

The suspect is described as:

  • Male, white (20 – 29 yrs.)
  • Approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall, with a slim build
  • Wearing a black jacket and winter hat, blue jeans and a grey hooded sweatshirt, with dark shoes

Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable Minke of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 Ext.2777 or jminke@barriepolice.ca. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.p3tips.com.