Kingston Police seek to identify suspect in theft of donation jar for charity

Local police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect involved in the theft of a donation jar from a business in downtown Kingston.

According to a press release from Kingston Police, the theft occurred on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, when, at approximately 11:20 a.m., the suspect “entered a local business in the area of Princess Street and University Avenue.”

“The suspect proceeded to steal a donation jar full of change before exiting the store on foot,” police said.

Police described the suspect as being Caucasian with dark, shoulder-length hair. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a three-quarter-length black winter jacket with black fur around the hood, and dark-coloured pants.

It is unclear what the donations being collected were intended for. In response to Kingstonist inquiries, Constable Anthony Conlageli, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police, said that the collected donations were intended for a charity, but he could not say which organization. This article will be updated if/when that information is available.

Anyone with information on this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Constable Joanne Geikie at 613-549-4660 ext. 6307, or via email at [email protected].

Anyone with tips or information for police who would prefer to withhold their identity can contact the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4600 ext. 0) and request to remain anonymous.

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