Police seek assistance to identify suspect in downtown theft

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are seeking assistance to identify a man who stole a woman’s jacket from a downtown clothing store.

Shortly after noon on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 the male suspect entered a clothing store in the 200 block of Princess Street in downtown Kingston, according to a report from Kingston Police dated Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. An employee of the store attempted to assist the suspect, and he stated that he did not require assistance. The suspect then proceeded to select a woman’s jacket valued at nearly $150 and attempted to stuff it into a gym back, according to police. The employee who witnessed this occurrence asked the suspect if he would need to pay for the selected item to which he stated that he did not and then proceeded to leave the store without making any attempt to pay for the jacket, police say.

The suspect was last seen walking eastbound down Princess Street.

The suspect is described as being a Caucasian male, approximately 20 years old, 6’0”, with a slim build and short hair. Witnesses observed a tattoo of a word on the back of the suspect’s neck. According to police, the suspect was carrying a red and black Goodlife Fitness gym bag and was wearing his pants very low slung.

Anyone with information in regards to the identity of this suspect, is asked to please contact Constable Sarah Groenewegen at 613-549-4660 ext. 6328 or via email at [email protected].

You can also provide tips anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.

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