Hakim Optical Robbed on Gardiner’s Road

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Kingston Police report that the Hakim Optical Store, located at 687 Gardiners Rd at Progress Avenue, was robbed this morning at 9:06 am.

In that incident, a man entered the store and appeared to brandish what staff believe was a black 9 inch handgun. The perpetrator left the store with cash and some sunglasses.

The individual is described as a Caucasian male, 6’0” tall, under 30 years of age, he is clean cut with short brown hair. Police report a very distinctive feature is that he has a mole on each cheek.

At the time of the robbery, the man was wearing a blue-green ball cap, fingerless gloves, a dark t-shirt under a dark button-up shirt, and had a dark color backpack.

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A Uniform Patrol, members of the Emergency Response Unit, the Canine Unit and Forensic Identification Unit all attended the scene.

UPDATE JULY 25 —  Kingston City Police have released a Police composite sketch of the suspect in this robbery.

If you see this individual, call 911 immediately.  If you have other information about this crime or about the perpetrator, call the Police general number at 613-549-4660, or contact Det/Sgt Matt Funnell at 613-549-4660 ext 6240 or via email at mfunnell@kpf.ca..

Anonymous tips can be made through 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.


Store photo: Google Maps