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Police request public assistance to identify suspects in distraction theft

A woman had her Rolex stolen after being approached while walking her dog in midtown Kingston.

At around 6:50 p.m. on Monday, Jul. 20, 2020, the female victim was approached by a female suspect. The suspect exited a vehicle and attempted to speak with the victim in an unknown heavy accent, according to police. The female suspect placed a gold coloured chain on the victim’s arm then handed her a ring and gold bangle to look at. She then grabbed the victim’s other arm and placed a watch on her wrist before returning to the vehicle and driving away.

Police say the victim, bewildered by the occurrence, realized her real Rolex had been stolen when the suspect placed the fake Rolex on her wrist.

The female suspect is described as Latino in appearance, approximately 50 years old, 5’3” to 5’4”, 160 lbs, with dark pulled back hair, according to police.

The male driver, who remained in the vehicle, was also described as Latino in appearance, with dark coloured hair and a clean shaven face.

The grey motor vehicle that was involved had characteristics of being a grey Dodge SUV or van with a newer dark blue Ontario licence plate. A young girl, 4-5 years old, was also observed in the vehicle, police say.

The stolen watch, worth a considerable amount of money, is described as an 18 karat yellow gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Superlative Chronometer. The dial is white with gold marks and the watch has a fluted bezel, date, and sweep second hand. The bracelet of the watch is stamped 8570F Geneve 750 Swiss Made 18K.

Anyone with information in regards to the stolen watch or the identity of the involved suspects, is asked to please contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660.

Tips can also be made anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and requesting to remain anonymous.

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