Police seek public assistance to identify suspect in bank robbery

Photo via Kingston Police.

Kingston Police have released the above photo and are asking for public assistance in identifying the male suspect involved in a robbery at CIBC Bank on Gardiners Road.

The incident happened on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, when the male suspected entered the CIBC branch located at 785 Gardiners Road. Brandishing a small, black handgun, the suspect demanded money from the tellers before fleeing the bank. The suspect got into a recent model year black Toyota CH-R being driven by a second male suspect. The vehicle was last seen heading east on Taylor Kidd Boulevard.

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Stock photo of a black Toyota CH-R via Kingston Police.

“Witness statements and video surveillance footage were gathered at this location, which assisted in providing descriptors of these suspects,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

The first suspect is described as a black male standing 5’8” with a slim build and facial hair. He was wearing a black Canada Goose jacket with a tan-coloured fur-trimmed hood, as well as gray sweatpants and black wrap-around style sunglasses. He was carrying a dark coloured shoulder bag while inside the bank.

The second suspect, who was the driver and remained in the getaway vehicle during the robbery, is described as a black male with a similar build and stature to the first suspect.

The robbery is believed to be related to a robbery that occurred in Ottawa earlier that day, which was perpetrated by two males, both wielding handguns.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Fisher at 613-549-4660 ext. 6338, or via email at jfisher@kingstonpolice.ca.

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

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