Sleepy shopper makes a big haul at Walmart

. Sometimes it pays, for a criminal to be a tad lethargic.
     Barrie Police have released a snapshot of a man wanted for a haul of stolen merchandise from the south-end Barrie Walmart.
    It's how he stole it, that's unique.  

Police say the sneaky thief apparently pulled up an empty shelf in the store, and had a little nap until the store closed, and then went shopping.
   He stole about 45 hundred dollars worth of goods, and left around 1 a.m. 

      Have a look at the screen shot, and call police if you can offer any assistance.


From Barrie Police......

On the night of Saturday, September 8, 2018, a suspect entered the Walmart store located on Mapleview Drive in the City of Barrie, before the store closed for the night.

The suspect concealed himself behind merchandise on a shelf in the housewares department, where he appears to have slept for several hours.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on September 9, 2018, the suspect emerged and from the shelf, and proceeded to select merchandise from various departments and remove the items from the store.

The total value of the items stolen is approximately $4,500.

The suspect is described as:

  • Tall, thin, white male
  • Entered the store wearing a green and yellow hat, a grey t-shirt with peach long sleeves, a black sweater over his shoulders and black and white shoes.
  • Emerged from the shelving, wearing the black sweater with a large white logo on the front with the hood pulled up.

Investigating officers are asking anyone who may have information to please contact Constable T. Howlett of the Barrie Police Service at 705-725-7025 ext. 2638 or Any information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave an anonymous tip online at