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Kingston woman arrested after robbery, death threats at convenience store

A local woman is facing charges after she robbed a convenience store in the north end of Kingston and threatened to kill one of the store employees in the process.

Photo by Lucas Mulder.

According to Kingston Police, the incident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 11, 2022, when the accused woman entered the Circle K convenience store located at the corner of Montreal Street and Sutherland Drive. The woman lingered in the store initially and then approached the counter, where she produced a knife from her pocket and demanded cash and merchandise from male store employee behind the counter. The accused woman threatened to kill a female store employee if the employee behind the counter did not comply with her demands, Kingston Police said in a press release on Monday, Mar. 14, 2022.

After receiving a quantity of money and merchandise from the victim, the accused woman left the store and fled the scene, according to police, who were able to locate the woman the following day at a nearby Montreal Street residence. The woman was subsequently arrested at that residence at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 12, 2022 – just over 12 hours after the robbery occurred.

As a result, Jennifer Durling, 39, of Kingston, was charged with robbery/theft with a weapon and threats of violence, and uttering threats to cause death. She was taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, where she was held pending a bail hearing today, Monday, Mar. 14, 2022. Durling was remanded into custody, police said.

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