Kingston Military Police seek information after theft of $50K in coins

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The Kingston Military Police are asking for the public’s assistance after $50,000 worth of silver/gold coins were stolen from the Canada Post Office at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston.

According to a release from the Kingston Police on behalf of the Military Police, at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, five packages containing the coins were delivered to off at the Canada Post Office on the base.

“At approximately 10 a.m. that same day, the subject, described as a French-speaking young Caucasian male, approximately 5’8″-5’9″ tall, wearing sweatpants and a hoodie, as well as a blue medical mask, entered the Canada Post on CFB Kingston approximately 15 minutes after the packages arrived at the Post Office,” police said.

“The subject also arrived with a blue and black foldable cart seemingly knowing that the packages were heavy. The subject identified himself as the owner of the packages and provided a fake Ontario driver’s license bearing the true owner’s name.”

The following day, Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, the true owner of the packages attended the Post Office with the five package slips that had been left in their mailbox by Canada Post, and was advised that the packages had been picked up the day prior, according to the release.

The Kingston Military Police are seeking any information relating to this event, and ask that it be provided to the lead investigator, Master Corporal Harrison Swinson, at [email protected] or 613-541-5010 ext. 5676.

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