Update – identified: Kingston Police seek assistance to identify suspect in LCBO theft

Image via Kingston Police.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated since it was originally published on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, at 5:04 p.m. Please see bottom of article for most recently updated information.

Kingston Police have released the above image and are asking for the public’s assistance to identify the person pictured, a suspect who left a local LCBO without paying for items.

At approximately 2:55 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, the suspect entered the LCBO store located at 905 Princess Street, near the intersection with Bath Road (in the area often referred to as “the old traffic circle”). According to a release from Kingston Police, the suspect was observed concealing products in a large blue cooler bag. Police said the person then “passed all points of sale making no attempt to pay for the concealed/selected items.”

“An attempt was made by employees to advise the suspect that they were required to pay for the items. These attempts were ignored, and the suspect exited the store without offering payment for the concealed items,” police said.

Kingston Police described the suspect as being Caucasian and standing approximately 5’6” (167 cm) tall, with a small build. At the time of the incident, the suspect was reportedly wearing black sneakers, black athletic pants with blue on the side of the right leg and red on the side of the left leg, a red jacket, a grey hat, and a black scarf around their neck. The suspect was also carrying the aforementioned blue cooler bag.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Jason Cahill via email at [email protected]. Tips can be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.

UPDATE (Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024):

The suspect involved in this incident, which involved a suspect who left a local LCBO without paying for items, has been identified, according to Kingston Police.

At approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, a 23-year-old individual from Kingston was arrested at a midtown Kingston address and charged with theft under $5,000 and breach of probation, according to a media release.

The individual was reportedly transported to Kingston Police headquarters and subsequently released on conditions with a future court date.

“Kingston Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter,” police said in the release.

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