Police seek theft suspect who threatened Home Depot employee with knife

Photos via Kingston Police.

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance in identifying a male suspect who threated a Home Depot employee when confronted about stealing merchandise.

The incident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 30, 2020 when the male suspect entered the Home Depot location at 606 Gardiners Road. He was seen placing a Milwaukee tool into the backpack her was carrying before attempting to leave the store without paying for the item.

When a store employee confronted the man, he brandished what appeared to be a red Milwaukee utility knife and threatened to harm the staff member. According to Kingston Police, the man then joined a female and both of them fled northbound on Gardiners Road.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male approximately 30 to 40 years of age and standing approximately 5’10” tall with a medium build and a partial beard. He was wearing a dark jacket, brown pants, black and white running shoes, a grey toque, and a black backpack. The female was described as a Caucasian wearing a black jacket and green toque. Both the suspect and the female were riding bicycles that appeared to have been spray-painted black.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Lisa Damczyk at [email protected] or 613-549-4660 ext. 6162.

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