Police looking to identify four suspects after rash of thefts in downtown Kingston

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Kingston Police are looking to identify four different suspects after a string of thefts in the city’s downtown core.

While they did not say that these incidents were connected, Kingston Police indicated that “over the past few months” numerous thefts have occurred at “various businesses” in downtown Kingston.

In a press release on Thursday, Mar. 14, 2024, police said they are hoping that members of the public may be able to help in identifying four suspects involved in some of those thefts.

The first incident police detailed occurred at approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at a store located on Barrack Street. According to police, the suspect concealed merchandise in the bag that they were carrying before exiting the store without paying for those items.

Police described the suspect as being a Caucasian female between the ages of 30 and 50, with a slim build and red hair. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a beige coat with tan-coloured shoulder patching, black pants, black shoes, and a blue-flecked hoodie.

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The second incident occurred at approximately 4:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, when the suspect entered a store on lower Princess Street. Police said the suspect concealed merchandise in a bag that they were carrying and then attempted to leave without paying for that item. The selected merchandise set off the security sensors in the store; however, police said that “when store security attempted to speak to the suspect, they refused to return the item and left the scene on foot.”

Police described the suspect as being Caucasian and standing approximately 5’11” (180 cm) tall with a slim build and black hair. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing thick red lipstick and thick black eyeliner, as well as white running shoes, black pants, and a dark blue hooded jacket. The suspect was also carrying a tie-dyed backpack and a large black purse.

“Of note, the suspect’s hands were considerably more pink/red than the exposed portion of their face,” police said.


The third incident occurred at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. According to police, the suspect entered a business located in the area of Bath Road and Princess Street, an area often referred to as “the old traffic circle” in downtown Kingston. The suspect concealed an item in their jacket and then exited the business without making any attempts to pay for that item.

Police describe the suspect in that case as being a Caucasian male between the ages of 40 and 50, standing approximately 6’11” (211 cm) tall and weighing approximately 170 lbs (77 kg), with a stocky build and short brown hair. At the time of the alleged theft, the suspect was wearing eyeglasses, black boots, black jeans, and a black Helly Hansen winter jacket with a fur-trimmed hood. The suspect was also carrying a black backpack with lime green accent lines on the zippers, police said.

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The most recent incident occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, when, according to police, the suspect entered business on Barrack Street in downtown Kingston. As with the other three cases, the suspect then concealed merchandise in their jacket and then left the business without making attempts to pay for that item.

“The suspect was then observed leaving the area on foot,” Kingston Police said.

Police describe that suspect as being a Caucasian male between the ages of 30 and 40, standing approximately 5’8” (173 cm) tall with a slim build and short brown hair. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a green winter jacket over a navy blue hoodie, black running shoes, and a green satchel-style (letter carrier) bag slung over his shoulder.

“Of note, the suspect appeared to have a facial scar on his right cheek,” police said.

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Anyone with information regarding these incidents and/or the suspects involved is asked to contact Sergeant Jason Cahill via email at [email protected]. Those with information who prefer not to disclose their identity can contact the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and request to remain anonymous.

One thought on “Police looking to identify four suspects after rash of thefts in downtown Kingston

  • Re 3rd suspect, 6’11” and 170 lbs is not a stocky build.

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