Kensington man who stopped for hitchhiker is robbed

Colin MacLean colin.maclean@journalpioneer.com
Published on March 15, 2016

Kensington police

KENSINGTON – The old saying of “no good deed goes unpunished” would appear to apply in this case. 

The Kensington Police Service is reporting a bizarre recent case in which a Kensington area resident stopped to pick up a hitchhiker who then robbed him.

Police say the suspect allegedly took the man’s wallet from the vehicle and then later made a couple of attempts to access his victim’s bank account.

Kensington Police Chief Lewis Sutherland said that officers have a suspect and are in the process of making an arrest.

The suspect is wearing dark clothing, a hoodie and a dark backpack, but those are the only details police have released so far.

Sutherland is also advising the public to avoid picking up hitchhikers in general.

In this case, all but one of the stolen cards have been recovered.

Anyone with any information is asked to please call Kensington Police Service at 902-836-4499 and or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.