Grab-and-dash of lottery tickets may not pay off for suspect

A man who made off with a tray of lottery tickets may have dealt himself a losing hand as police are now looking for him.
On Wednesday, August 7, a male suspect entered the Circle K located at 555 Mapleview Drive West, but didn’t buy any merchandise. He did, however, help himself to a tray of scratch-off lottery tickets from behind the counter.
After entering the store, police report, the suspect selected a bag of milk from the fridge and brought it to the counter as if he intended to make a purchase. Before the clerk could make their way to the counter, the suspect reached over, grabbed the tray full of tickets and fled out of the store.
The investigation is ongoing and police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect, described as: a white male, Male, white male, thin build, 140 to 160 pounds, 25 to 35 years old, with brown hair and facial hair.
He was wearing a white baseball cap with a red brim and the letter B in black writing, a black t-shirt with white writing, blue jeans and black and white skateboarding shoes.
Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact D/Constable B. Carleton of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2549 or bcarleton@barriepolice.ca. Any information can 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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