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Barrie man charged in connection with mail theft investigation

Police say a 28-year-old man has been charged in connection with a mischief and theft investigation in Barrie.
Police say a 28-year-old man has been charged in connection with a mischief and theft investigation in Barrie. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A man has been charged after an incident involving a mailbox in Barrie.

According to Barrie police, on Wednesday just before 12:30 p.m., a suspect forcibly removed a Christmas card containing cash from a mailbox at Glowing Hearts Community Give and Get on Dunlop Street West.

Officers say the mailbox was damaged to the point that it can no longer be used.

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According to police, officers searched the downtown area and bus terminal, however, the suspect was not located.

Police say after receiving information from the public and conducting a thorough investigation, a 28-year-old man from Barrie was arrested and charged on Dec. 31.

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Officers say the accused is scheduled to appear in court in Barrie later this month.