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Police seek public’s assistance in purse snatching incident.

May 8, 2024




Police seek public’s assistance in purse snatching incident.


The Kingston Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in a purse snatching incident at a local park.


On May 4, 2024, at approximately 5:00 p.m. the victim, an 89-year-old individual, was sitting on a bench in the area of Bagot Street and West Street. The victim had placed their purse on the ground beside them while they read a book.


The suspect, who was riding a bike, snatched the victim’s purse off the ground and rode away.


The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 40 years old, with a puffy clean-shaven face. At the time of the incident the suspect was wearing a grey long-sleeved shirt with black sleeves, dark pants with a grey or green pattern and dark shoes.


The suspect was possibly wearing a hat underneath a green hood which was covering their head at the time of the incident. The suspect was last seen riding a blue bicycle north bound on West Street towards Bagot Street.


Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual is asked to please contact Detective Sgt. Blair Watt via email at


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



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Kingston, Ontario
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