Update (Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022):
Both suspects in the fraudulent use of a stolen debit card on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, have now been identified, according to Kingston Police.
“Kingston Police have identified both suspects involved in this incident and wish to thank the public for their provided tips and assistance in this matter,” police said in a press release on thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, just two days after Kingston Police had requested public assistance in identifying the male and female suspects.
While it is not known whether the pair have been arrested and/or charged, ” as a result of the public’s assistance,” the lead investigator in the case “was able to identify the suspects involved and no longer is seeking to confirm their identity,” Const. Ahs Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police, said in response to inquiries from Kingstonist.
Original article (Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022):
Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance in identifying the two people pictured, suspects in an ongoing fraud investigation.
According to Kingston Police, the garage of a residence in the north end of the city was broken into at approximately 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. Having gained entry to the garage, one or both of the suspects entered a vehicle parked inside and took a wallet from inside the vehicle. That wallet contained multiple credit and debit cards, police said in a press release on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022.
Just under two hours later, one of the stolen debit cards was used fraudulently on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, specifically between the 5:15 and 5:50 a.m. The card was used at multiple locations “in the area of Division Street and Dalton Avenue in Kingston’s north end,” Kingston Police said. The images above were captured on security cameras in the stores and show the two suspects involved in the fraudulent transactions.
Kingston Police gave the following suspect descriptions.
The male suspect is described as being Caucasian and, at the time of the incidents, was wearing a black jacket, a grey Bench hoodie, which was pulled up over a blue baseball hat, a red handkerchief around his neck. He was also carrying a black Under Armour backpack featuring a white logo.
The female suspect is described as being Caucasian with blond hair and, at the time of the incidents, was wearing a white and grey camouflage-print winter jacket with a fur-trimmed hood, a black baseball hat turned backwards, black pants, black knee-high boots, and a backpack. She was also carrying a handbag, police said. Anyone with information regarding the identity of these two individuals pictured is asked to contact Detective Jason Lachapelle at 613-549-4660 ext. 6294, or 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.