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Police seek to identify suspect involved in robbery in Kingston’s west end

Release Date: November 27, 2023



On November 25, 2023, at approximately 6:50 p.m. a robbery occurred at a grocery store located in Kingston’s west end.


A loss prevention officer had observed the suspect selecting merchandise inside the store and then proceeding to conceal it in a purse. When the suspect exited the store after making no attempt to pay for the selected merchandise, the loss prevention officer confronted them and identified themselves as store security.


The suspect then brandished a small spray canister and advised the loss prevention officer that they were holding bear spray. The suspect then threatened to spray the loss prevention officer in the face with the contents of the cannister. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. No spray was discharged from the cannister during the confrontation.


The suspect is described as Caucasian, between 25-35 years of age, approximately 5’5” tall and 170 lbs. The suspect had long brown/auburn coloured hair that on this occasion was tied back in two braids. The suspect was wearing a black coat with a light-coloured fur trimmed hood and was carrying a red and black backpack. The suspect also was carrying a white purse and was wearing “UGG” style boots.


Anyone with information, or who may know the identity of this individual, is asked to please contact Constable Ryan Kearns at 613-549-4660 ext. 6319 or 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 Police
705 Division Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7K 4C2

Telephone: 613-549-4660
TTY (hearing impaired): 613-549-8792
Administration Fax: 613-549-3111
Operations Fax: 613-549-7111

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