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Friday, March 09, 2012

Muslim Woman Assaulted in Kingston

March 8, 2012 - Steve Koopman 

Kingston Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female suspect in relation to a Hate Crime Assault.

On Saturday, January 28, 2012 at approximately 5:00pm the female victim was shopping at the Food Basics located at the Frontenac Mall at 1300 Bath Rd. She had paid the cashier and was loading her groceries when the female suspect, from an adjacent checkout came from behind her and roughly pulled on the victim’s hijab (head covering), causing her head to be forcefully bent backwards.

The female suspect let go of the hijab and without saying a word to the victim exited the store with her male associate.

The female suspect is described as: Caucasian, 40-45 years of age, long black hair and slim. She was wearing a red ski jacket with black shouldering, dark pants and dark shoes.

Her male associate is described as: Caucasian, 40-45 years of age, with short brown hair. He is wearing a long blue jacket that may have horizontal white stripes at the top of the collar and on the arms, and blue jeans.

Attached are surveillance video still captures of the female suspect and male associate. The two may be regular shoppers at this location so if believed to be seen please contact 9-1-1 and provide Communications staff with the occurrence number 12-2890. If the male and/or female are departing the area do not intervene but please ascertain the last known direction, licence plate if a vehicle is used, and even cab company and number if a taxi is taken. 

Anyone with non-emergency information is please asked to contact investigating officer Constable Sean Leblanc at 613-549-4660 ext 6250 or via email at

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8744 (TIPS) or on the website at Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.


Stephen Henry said...

Horrifying!! One hears of this sort of cowardly attacks against Muslim Women in the USA and the UK often enough, but rarely here in Canada. However with the increased volume of hate directed at Muslims by certain Media Groups and by some Canadian Bloggers, it is not surprising that Hate crimes like this are on the rise. Hate speech breeds Hate Crimes.

Anonymous said...

What a shock, the racists over at FD don't consider this to be a hate crime!

(pls delete my other comment, wrong section!)