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Kingston Police seek information in downtown plant thefts, including Bellevue House

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Kingston Police are asking for assistance from the public in regards to an ongoing issue of plants and planter boxes being stolen from people’s properties in the area of Centre Street, including a recent theft of approximately 18 plants from the grounds of Bellevue House.

Sometime between the late afternoon on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, and the early morning of Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, thieves made off with numerous plants from the Historical Site that are valued at approximately $900, according to a release from Kingston Police, dated Monday, Oct. 4, 2021.

Over the past few months, reports have been made to the Kingston Police regarding similar thefts of plants from residents living in close proximity of 35 Centre St., including other homes on Centre St., Willingdon Avenue and Alwington Place, police said.

According to the release, the thieves are removing the planter boxes right off the front steps of people’s homes and even going so far as to simply pull plants that have been dug into the ground.

Anyone with any information in regards to this ongoing occurrence is asked to call the Kingston Police. Tips can be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.

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