Around 8:30 am on Thursday July 27th, a female was enjoying her meal in the breakfast area at the Four Points Sheraton on Bryne Drive in Barrie’s south end.
At some point she realized her purse was no longer hanging on the back of her chair and she alerted hotel staff.
Video surveillance was reviewed and it was observed a male entering the hotel moments before the theft and position himself in the breakfast area directly behind the victim.
After multiple attempts to scoop the purse, the male managed to drape his jacket over the victim’s chair and remove the purse.
He immediately left the hotel through the main entrance and was last seen walking southbound on Bryne Drive towards Hampton Inn and Suites and Leon’s Furniture.
- Male, olive or brown complexion
- 35-45 years old
- Medium-heavy build
- Wearing a green jacket, jeans and green hat