Update: identified – Kingston Police looking to identify suspect in Queen’s library theft

Update (Wednesday, May 3, 2023):
Kingston Police are thanking members of the public for their assistance after a suspect in a theft from Stauffer Library has been identified.

Police originally released photos of the suspect on Friday, Apr. 28, 2023, nothing they were attempting to identify the suspect who committed theft at the Queen’s University library on Monday, Apr. 24, 2023.

“Kingston Police wish to thank the public for their assistance and provided tips, which subsequently led to investigating officers being able to identify the suspect who was involved in a theft on Queen’s campus,” police said in an updated press release on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

In response to Kingstonist inquiries, Kingston Police said that the suspect was not charged as a result of the investigation, however, “a security vest that was removed from the library is being returned.”

Kingstonist has removed all photos of the suspect to avoid future confusion.

Original article (Friday, Apr. 28, 2023):
Kingston Police have released the above images and are asking for the public’s assistance to identify a suspect in a theft from a library on Queen’s University campus.

On Monday, Apr. 24, 2023, a suspect attended and committed a theft from Stauffer Library at the corner of University and Union Streets, according to a release from Kingston Police.

“The suspect is described as Caucasian, with a slim build and dark brown hair,” police said. “They were wearing a blue jean jacket, jeans which were rolled up at the bottom and grey shoes with white soles.”

Police are seeking to identify this suspect and are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying them. Anyone with information in regards to the identity of this suspect is asked to please contact Detective Lachapelle via email at [email protected].

Tips can also be made anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and requesting to remain anonymous, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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