Update: Kingston Police seek assistance to identify suspects in two recent robberies
Update (Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020):
According to Kingston Police, the male suspect accused of robbing a Thomas Street convenience store this week has been arrested and charged.
In the evening hours of Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, police arrested the male, who is accused of a robbery at David’s Convenience on the corner of Patrick and Thomas Streets on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. During that robbery, the accused man brandished a knife and fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money. He was arrested at an address on John Street in downtown Kingston.
As a result, Jeffrey Johnston, a 32-year-old local man, was charged with robbery with an offensive weapon, possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing and offence, and two counts of breach of probation.
Kingston Police are still seeking any information about a separate robbery which occurred on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 at approximately 4:50 p.m. at Good Morning Mart on Montreal Street.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kingston Police Major Crimes Unit at 613-549-4660, or via email at [email protected].
Kingston Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who is believed to have perpetrated two robberies in less than a week’s time.
The first robbery occurred on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 at approximately 4:50 p.m. at the Good Morning Mart convenience store located on Montreal Street. According to a police report dated Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, the male suspect entered the store and approached the cash area brandishing a knife. The lone employee managed to jump over the cash counter and exit the store. Police say the suspect then fled the store, riding off on a bicycle.
The second incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on December 1, 2020 at David’s Convenience on the corner of Patrick and Thomas Streets. The lone male suspect entered the store, brandishing a knife, and made away with an undisclosed amount of Canadian currency, according to the report.
Police say the male suspect believed to be involved in both incidents is approximately 5’8”, with a medium build. He was wearing dark coloured clothing during both incidents.
Kingston Police are requesting store owners and employees remain alert and vigilant while at their place of employment due to these recent incidents. Police are also recommending that store owners not keep large sums of currency on site or in cash registers.
Anyone with information in regards to the identity of this suspect, is asked to please contact the Kingston Police Major Crime Unit at 613-549-4660 or via email at [email protected].
Tips can be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number at 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.