Wanted pair arrested after being recognized by police officer

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A duo involved in a shoplifting case in late November have been arrested and charged after being recognized by a patrol officer as they were walking together downtown.

The pair had been wanted since a shoplifting incident on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. That day, the two accused parties – a male and a female – shoplifted various items from a store in the city’s west end. When approached by store security, both parties fled. The accused male was then stopped, but he escaped after pulling a knife and threatening to stab the security guard. Afterwards, both parties were identified and warrants were issued for their arrests.

Just over a week later, the pair were walking together on Princess Street near Bagot Street at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. A Kingston Police patrol officer recognized the wanted parties, both of whom fled when approached by the officer.

The officer pursued and arrested the male, and a second responding officer was able to quickly locate and arrest the female, according to a press release from Kingston Police.

The 32-year-old Kingston man and the 33-year-old Kingston woman were jointly charged with theft. The male was additionally charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, and escaping the lawful custody of a citizen.

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