A woman out for her regular walk Sunday morning had her purse snatched by a pair of males, who made off with her bag.
The 65-year-old woman often walks in the downtown core. She has lived in Barrie for 20 years. However, on this particular morning, she was surprised by two unknown suspects while walking along Collier street towards Mulcaster.
The suspects, say police, approached the woman from behind and grabbed her purse from her shoulder. She tried to pull the purse back but was unsuccessful, and the suspects made their getaway while she ran the other way in order to call police.
Police were unable to locate the suspects or the purse. The victim described the culprits as both white males, one 5’6-5’8, thin build, shaved brush cut with brownish blond hair, and the other 5’8-5’10, thin build, clean shaven, wearing a black hoodie.
Police are asking that anyone with any information contact Const. Thisdelle at 705-725-7025, ext: 2739.
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Not home sweet home
A Barrie man can thank an understanding citizen for avoiding the legal consequences of sleeping it off in a residence not your own.
A family in the east end of the city was startled when they rose Sunday morning to find an intoxicated male, 24, sleeping in the screened-in porch area of their residence. The snoozer had apparently gained entry into the residence, and appeared to have had an upset stomach some time during the night as the complainant could see vomit where he had been sleeping.
Police arrived and learned that the male was confused, new to the area, and believed he was in his own residence after a night of drinking. Luckily for the male, the homeowner was satisfied with the offer to clean the mess he made before leaving, without any charges.
• Busy weekend of assaults, drugs and intoxication