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Suspect sought for numerous gas thefts

Thefts occurred in Barrie, Oro-Medonte, Orillia and York
2018-06-07 gas theft suspect Barrie Police
Gas theft suspect. Photo provided by Barrie Police Service

Barrie Police are looking to identify a male who has spent the last six months pumping gas and driving off without paying.

On Sunday, May 26, 2018 at approximately 12:50 p.m., the male suspect pumped over $90 of fuel into his vehicle at the Esso located at 99 Mapleview Dr. E. in the City of Barrie. He immediately returned to his vehicle and left without making any attempts to pay for the gas.

The vehicle is believed to be a 2014 to 2016 white Kia four-door Optima with a stolen British Columbia licence plate reading 924 HNH. Police records show the vehicle and suspect are responsible for multiple gas thefts in Barrie, Oro, Orillia and York Region over the previous six months.


  • Male, white
  • 5'10 and approximately 250 lbs
  • Red Beard
  • Wearing a black baseball cap, black and grey striped tank top, black shorts, black knee brace on left knee, black shoes

Police are continuing their investigation at this time and wish for anyone who may have information to please contact Constable M Hankin of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2642 or [email protected]. Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online.