BARRIE, Ont. — A man wanted for stealing women's bathing suits surrendered to authorities after city police say he confessed to his mother on Friday about the crimes.
The suspect was arrested after a woman visited the Barrie police station and told officers her son was responsible for prowling through backyards of homes in the Speirs Road and Emms Drive area where bathing suits were reported stolen.
"He confessed to his mom that he did it and she convinced him to come in (to the police station)," Const. Jamie Westcott said.
"Basically, his mom came in and said, 'My son admitted to me that he was the one who has been stealing the bathing suits' and officers asked if he could come in'," Westcott added.
In one case, a resident noticed articles of clothing missing from the backyard on four occasions and started to watch his pool area more frequently.