Police have arrested two men following a daytime theft from Simcoe Building Centre, located on 140 Ferndale Drive, North, in the City of Barrie.
On Monday, March 20, 2017, just before 2:00 p.m. two males had been observed inside the store selecting various pieces of building material, and then leaving without making any attempts to pay. The theft had caught the attention of staff and several patrons.
The covert operation failed miserably when they had been observed carrying a “Simcoe Building Centre” bucket and several drywall tools, while walking northbound on Ferndale Drive. The two men were quickly identified by a witness, which in turn prompted a quick police response. The two men were located at the corner of Edgehill Drive and Fox Run.
A 28-year-old Barrie male has been charged with; Theft Under $5,000, Possession of Stolen Property and Fail to Comply with Recognizance.
A 50-year-old Barrie male has been charged with; Theft Under $5,000 and Possession of Stolen Property. The male had also been wanted for a residential break and enter that had occurred in early February.
Both parties were held and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie Tuesday morning.