Barrie police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly tried to steal a cart full of groceries on Monday afternoon.

Police say the man was spotted by a store employee filling a shopping cart with nearly $400 worth of groceries and exiting the store.

According to officers, the employee followed him out into the parking lot, where the man abandoned the cart and got into a waiting vehicle.

The suspect is described as being approximately 6-feet 2 inches tall with dark skin, a beard, and a heavy build.  He was wearing a baseball hat, grey track pants and a navy blue jacket. Police say he got into a black SUV.

If you recognize him or have any information, you’re asked to contact Barrie police.