Police have released the above images, captured by security cameras during the theft of an off-road vehicle from a business in Kingston’s west end, and are asking for public assistance to identify the suspects involved.
According to police, at approximately 2:50 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, two suspects entered the rear parking lot of the businesses located at the northeast corner of Bath and Gardiners Road – one of which is a powersport and marine equipment seller.
Security video on the property captured two suspects breaking into a fenced compound at the rear of the buildings, which contained several off-road vehicles, police said in a press release issued on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. The suspects then stole a utility task vehicle (UTV) from the compound, which they drove off of the property, police detailed.
Kingston Police said that the first suspect was wearing dark clothes and had their face covered during the theft, and the second suspect was wearing green/brown clothing and also had their face covered.
“Both suspects had bags with them, one of which appeared to be green,” police said.
Just over a week later, Kingston Police were contacted by a “concerned citizen” on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023. The local resident notified police that a UTV had been abandoned in a wooded area near the train tracks in the area of Taylor Kidd Boulevard and Waterloo Drive.
“Police attended the scene and located the UTV, which had become stuck in dense underbrush and sustained mechanical damages,” Kingston Police stated.
Anyone with information regarding the theft or who may know the identities of the suspects involved is asked to contact Constable Joanne Geikie at 513-549-4660 ext. 6307, or via email at [email protected].
Those with information pertaining to this case who wish to remain anonymous may do so by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and requesting to remain anonymous.