Police seek suspect who stole tips, tried to steal MADD donations

UPDATE: Barrie police have charged a 34-year-old Barrie man with Theft Under $5,000 and Fail to Comply with Probation after the suspect reimbursed the money stolen, and turned himself in. He was released with a future court date. 

The public’s assistance is being sought by police to identify a suspect, following a theft from Pita Pit located at 89 Park Place Boulevard in Barrie.
Police obtained video surveillance of the theft that occurred on Monday at approximately 3:30 p.m. The male suspect took two small plastic jars of tips left for restaurant employees and attempted to steal the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) donation box, before leaving the store.
He was unsuccessful in stealing the MADD donations, but he did obtain a quantity of cash from the tip jars.
The investigation is ongoing. The suspect is described as a male, white, 20 – 29; about 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.

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