Kingston Police have released the above images and are asking for public assistance to identify two females involved in the theft of baby monitors and other items from the local Toys “R” Us store on Midland Avenue.
At approximately 4:37 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, two female suspects entered the Toys “R” Us store located in the city’s west end. According to a release from Kingston Police, once inside the store the two suspects went to the baby department of the store. As they walked through the store they selected items and put them into black tote bags that they had brought in with them, police said.
According to the release, a baby monitor that was attached to the store shelf was selected by one of the suspects and the plastic tie holding it to the shelf was cut. The suspect was then observed on security video attending another area of the store where she was seen removing the wrapper from this item which had a security tag attached to it. Police said that the wrapper was then discarded and the baby monitor was placed in the suspect’s bag.
The two suspects reportedly returned to the aisle where the baby monitors were located and attempted to remove another one from the shelf as store associates approached to speak with them. The suspects then immediately departed the store at approximately 4:40 p.m. with the stolen items, according to the release.
Kingston Police said that further investigation has revealed that these two suspects have recently been involved in similar thefts of baby monitors in different cities across eastern Ontario beginning in early February. According to the release, it is unknown if these suspects reside locally or hail from a different area of the province.
Police said that the two female Caucasian suspects appear to be between approximately 20 and 35 years of age.
Anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective Andrew Wilby at 613-549-4660 ext. 6217 or via email at [email protected]. Tips can also be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.