Man claiming to be associated with Nathan Cirillo Foundation sought: Barrie police
Barrie police released this photo on Friday, March 6, 2015 of a man who allegedly associated himself with the Nathan Cirillo Foundation at a Barrie, Ont. Best Buy. (Barrie Police Service)
Published Friday, March 6, 2015 1:32PM EST
Barrie police are searching for a man who allegedly claimed he was associated with the Nathan Cirillo Foundation, when trying to fraudulently return items at a Best Buy.
According to investigators, the man entered the Best Buy located at 80 Concert Way on Tuesday and picked up two iPad cases off the shelf. The man then proceeded to the returned counter and asked to speak with the manager.
A duty manager spoke to the man, who allegedly claimed he had permission to return the items from the store manager. Police say the man indicated he attempted to return the merchandise earlier, but was busy working for the Nathan Cirillo Foundation.
The manager recognized the man from a loss prevention bulletin and told the suspect to wait a moment. Police say the man then became nervous and fled the store.
The suspect is described as a white male, 5’10”, 170 pounds with grey hair and a full beard. Police say the man is missing teeth and has noticeable limp and lisp. The suspect was last seen wearing a black toque, black jacket with a grey hood, black pants and blue shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police or anonymously Crime Stoppers.