$50K gold, silver coins stolen from CFB Kingston’s post office

Military police at Canadian Forces Base Kingston say about $50,000 worth of gold and silver coins have been stolen from the base’s Canada Post outlet.

According to a news report from Global News, the theft occurred on Thursday, Jan. 18, when five packages containing the gold and silver coins were dropped off at the post office around 9:45 a.m. About 15 minutes later, police say, a man entered the post office and left with the coins after showing his Ontario driver’s license to identify himself as the owner of the five packages. However, police report it was later discovered the man had used a fake ID when the actual owner arrived the next day to pickup the packages.

Police say the suspect had a blue and black foldable cart, obviously aware the packages were heavy. The suspect, say police, is described as a French-speaking young man, roughly 5’8″-5’9″ tall, wearing sweatpants and a hoodie, as well as a blue medical mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call lead investigator Master Corporal Harrison Swinson of the Kingston Military Police at 613-541-5010 ext. 5676 or email him at Harrison.Swinson@forces.gc.ca.

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