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Licence plates recovered from vehicle stolen during private sale in Barrie

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Police say licence plates from a vehicle recently stolen in Barrie were found on another stolen car less than a week after the theft.

According to Barrie police, Nottawasaga OPP found the plates on an abandoned car earlier this week.

The licence plates belong to a Chevrolet Equinox that was driven off during a private sale when its owner let a man claiming to be interested in the vehicle test drive it.

Police say the man never returned with the vehicle.

It has yet to be found.

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Barrie police believe the man who drove off with the grey 2014 Equinox used a fake identity when he claimed to be a potential buyer.

They say he went by the name Steve Adams and was five feet 10 inches tall with a thin beard.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.

So far this year, Barrie police report 155 vehicles have been reported stolen in the city.

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