Keep vehicle doors locked and move valuables out of sight, police caution

The Barrie Police Service was contacted this week regarding an unknown male appearing to check car door handles in the Marshall Street and Little Avenue area of Barrie. The suspicious incidents occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, Dec. 17. 
While all the handles that the male checked appeared to be locked, and police have not received any reports of stolen property, they would still like to speak with this male and are seeking his identity.
 The suspect is described as: male, white; aged 20 – 25; thin build, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, jacket with a hood, a backpack, and Nike running shoes.
As part of an evening routine every night, everyone is encouraged to double-check that vehicles are locked and that any valuables are out of sight, or taken out of the vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Constable C. Manna of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2550 or Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at