Kingston Police have released images and are requesting assistance to identify two suspects who are suspected of lifting a wallet and making purchases with the victim’s credit and debit cards.
According to a release from Kingston Police, at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, the victim was proceeding through the checkout line at a store located in Kingston’s west end. Shortly after leaving the store, the victim realized that her wallet had been stolen from her purse.
“The victim did not recall being distracted by any potential suspects at the teller and was surprised after it was discovered that $1,000 had been successfully withdrawn from her bank account using her private PIN number,” Kingston Police said.
The victim contacted police and, after further investigation, it was discovered that two suspects, who were captured on security video, had gone on a shopping spree shortly after the theft of the wallet had occurred. According to the release, over $2,500 was spent on the victim’s debit and credit cards. Police said that the majority of these purchases were made at stores in the area of the Kingston Shopping Centre located in midtown Kingston.
In the release, police provided these descriptions of the suspects:
- The male suspect is described as having a stocky build. He was wearing grey pants, a grey zip-up jacket and a black toque. His face was partially obscured with a medical facemask.
- The female suspect is described as Caucasian with brown hair in a ponytail/bun and a heavier-set build. She was wearing beige UGG-style boots with black pants and a white long-sleeved shirt.
Kingston Police ask anyone with information in regards to the identity of these two suspects to contact Constable Clint Wills at 613-549-4660 ext. 6266 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.
“Police would also like to take this opportunity to remind shoppers, during this busy holiday season, to be aware of their surroundings and proximity to other patrons, and possibly unscrupulous individuals, while inside packed stores,” Kingston Police said. “It is also important to ensure that while entering PIN numbers at the teller to do so in complete privacy while making sure that no one may be peering over your shoulder.”