Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three “persons of interest” in connection with a “compromised” debit pin pad.
On Wednesday (Nov. 17), police say the trio “attended a local vendor in the City of Barrie and switched the Debit Pin Pad with a compromised unit.” Customers of the store have been contacted regarding the potential threat.
If you have any information on the identity of these three males, you are asked to contact Detective Constable Don Langdon at (705) 725-7025 ext. 2941 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Police remind everyone that with the busy Christmas shopping season, people need to protect their pin numbers, change it at least once a month, and ensure credit card and direct debit purchases are tracked.
In other police news:
The clothes made the suspect
The cut of a jacket helped police identify a male sought in an outstanding case.
On Nov. 10th, police investigated a theft from the Sears store at the Georgian Mall. The theft was observed by security, but when the security officer attempted to arrest the suspect, he fled, but not before assaulting the guard with a metal rack.
Police got an image of the male from security cameras. On Tuesday (Nov. 16), the suspect was located downtown wearing the same clothes as those in the video. The male, 17, was arrested and returned to the police station, from where he was later released with a future court date.