Kingston Police seek three men in robbery investigation involving cyclist

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Kingston Police have released the descriptions of three suspects involved in the attempted robbery of a female cyclist.

The female victim was followed and approached by the male suspects numerous times while cycling in downtown Kingston. According to Kingston Police, the incident began at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 when the victim was travelling through McBurney Park (or Skeleton Park, as it’s often referred to as) on her bicycle when three males in the park shouted at her to get her attention. The victim ignored the three males and continued riding her bike through the park to Patrick Street. The three males caught up with the victim on their own bikes and began bumping their bikes into the victim’s while asking if she had anything to give them. The victim continued to ride north on Patrick Street, and the three males continued to follow her while intermittently riding down several streets intersecting with Patrick Street, according to Kingston Police. As the victim continued to ride her bike, the males continued to return and harass her, bumping into her on their bikes.

As the victim arrived at the intersection of Patrick and Russell Streets, the three suspects returned again, this time bumping the victim’s bike and causing her fall. While the victim was on the ground, the suspects attempted to take her wallet. The victim yelled at the suspects that she had a knife, and the trio fled the area on their bicycles.

As the victim continued on her bicycle in an attempt to get home, she began riding north on Montreal Street just north of Joseph Street. There, the three males appeared from the bushes on the west side of the street and began riding their bikes directly at the victim. The victim called the police on her cellphone, and when the suspects got close enough to realize she was on the phone, they fled the scene east bound on the K and P Trail.

Nothing was taken from the victim, and she sustained no injuries. The identity of the male suspects is unknown. Kingston Police have released the following descriptions of the suspects:

Suspect 1 is described as a while male standing approximately 6’ tall with an average build and short blond hair. He is believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, and had no shirt on at the time of the incident. He had tattoos covering parts of his upper body, as well as on his neck. The neck tattoo was larger in size and appeared to be writing, which covered a large part of the right side of his neck under his right ear. He was wearing beige-coloured cargo shorts, and a black flat peak baseball cap with an unknown logo on the front of it. He had on white shoes (possibly Adidas) with black stripes on the side. He was riding on a dark blue mountain bike with no apparent logos on it.

Suspect 2 is described as a white male standing 5’10” to 5’11” with a larger build, but not overweight. He is possibly in his late 20s and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with the words “Crooks and Castle” on the front of the shirt in white lettering. He was also wearing a dark hat with the peak pulled down, and his hood was pulled up over his head. He was riding a white or silver mountain bike.

Suspect 3 is described as a white male in his late 20s, standing 5’10” to 5’11” with a skinny build. He was wearing a dark hat with the peak pulled down, and a black hoodie with the hood pulled up. He was riding a dark coloured mountain bike.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Scott Huffman at 613-549-4660 ext. 6322, or via email at shuffman@kingstonpolice.ca. 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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