UPDATE: Suspect has now been arrested. See below for details.
Kingston Police are currently investigating and searching for a suspect in the robbery of prescription medication from the Market Pharmacy located at 78 Brock St.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on March 24th a male suspect entered the pharmacy and with the threat of violence obtained a quantity of narcotics. He fled the pharmacy and was last believed to be seen by a civilian in the area of King St East and West St, proceeding in the direction towards the City Park, Kingston General Hospital or Queen’s University.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 55-60 years of age, approximately 6’0” tall, medium build and described as having a wrinkled face. He was wearing a gray or beige jacket with vertical dark stripes down both arms and also along to pockets, a blue scarf and blue jeans. However, there is some information the suspect may have been discarding or changing his clothes after fleeing the pharmacy. He was also holding a blue reusable shopping Eco-bag that has other colours in it.
If this male is believed to be seen do not approach. Please call 9-1-1 and provide location, last known direction and any descriptors of the suspect.
Anyone with non-emergent information is please asked to contact Detective Jay Finn at 613-549-4660 ext 6228 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or on the website at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
MARCH 25 UPDATE: Kingston Police posted the following message on Facebook:
Detectives from the Major Crime Unit took less than 10 hours to solve and arrest a Kingston resident for the March 24 morning robbery of the Market Pharmacy located at 78 Brock St.
With tips from the public detectives were led to the accused’s residence located at Queen Mary Rd. A search warrant was applied for and granted, and upon its execution at approximately 6:30 p.m. on March 24 the 56-year-old male was arrested for Robbery, Wearing a Disguise with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence, and two counts of Breach of Probation.
Evidence relating to the robbery was found in the accused’s residence and the majority of the prescription narcotics, mainly opioids, were recovered. The accused was transported to the Kingston Police station and lodged in cells for the evening for the purpose of attending a bail hearing the following day.
Detective Jay Finn, the officer in charge of the investigation, wishes to express thanks for the public’s interest and contributions in assisting with the swift and successful conclusion to this matter.
Release source: Kingston Police on Facebook