Kingston Police seek public assistance to identify shoplifting suspect

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking anyone with information on the suspect’s identity to come forward.

According to police, the suspect was involved in a shoplifting incident at a downtown Kingston store on Monday, Jun. 24, 2019. The accused man was observed by a male victim, the store’s security officer, leaving the store after failing to pay for the items that he had selected. The victim approached the accused man outside the store and asked to see proof of purchase for the selected items. The accused man then berated the victim and threw a heavy locking mechanism at the victim, narrowly missing him. The accused man then fled, and police were contacted.

Responding officers were unable to locate the accused man, but further investigation found that the locking mechanism he has thrown at the victim had been stolen from the store in question.

The accused is described as a Caucasian male in his 40s with a heavyset build. He is bald and has facial hair. At the time, he was wearing a green plaid shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. MacNeish at 613-549-4660 ext. 6373, 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.

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