KPD e-Press Release: Detectives Working to Identify Three Suspects in Felony Shoplifting at Local Department Store

Kingsport Police Department

Press Release

Incident Information

Type of Incident Detectives Working to Identify Three Suspects in Felony Shoplifting at Local Department Store
Date & Time of Incident December 15, 2013

Approximately 9:00 PM

Location of Incident Belk

Inside Kingsport Town Center (Formerly Known as Fort Henry Mall)

2101 Fort Henry Drive

Kingsport, TN

Suspect #1 Information

Name Unknown
Race/Sex Black/Male

Suspect #2 Information

Name Unknown
Race/Sex Black/Female

Suspect #3 Information

Name Unknown
Race/Sex Black/Male

Suspect Vehicle Information

Make Audi
Model Unknown
Body Style 4-Door Sedan
Year Unknown
Color Silver
Other Identifying Information Vehicle Has a Glass Moon Roof

General Narrative

Kingsport Police Detectives are working to identify three suspects in a felony shoplifting incident at a local department store.

On December 15, 2013 at approximately 9:00 PM, three suspects shoplifted multiple items from Belk, located in the Kingsport Town Center, at 2101 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. The suspects loaded up a shopping cart with several Polo brand items, multiple tablet computers, and other merchandise and wheeled their loot out of the store without paying. They fled the Kingsport Town Center in a silver Audi 4-door sedan with a glass moon roof.

The total value of the stolen items exceeds $2,000. The suspects are described as two black males and one black female. They were captured on surveillance video, and photos are included in this release. The actual video is available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

http://youtu.be/lWFU2rO-KDU

http://youtu.be/YUuY1WCT1Ns

http://youtu.be/FHG6Dtf2F3M

http://youtu.be/thMd4PIuGvU

http://youtu.be/MoIr_WBv9N4

The group of suspects was also spotted acting suspicious at both local Wal-Mart locations later the same evening. Managers at both stores stated that when they confronted the suspects, they retreated to the same described silver Audi 4-door sedan that they used to escape the earlier incident at Belk. They were caught on Wal-Mart surveillance footage as well.

Detectives are hoping that the public can help them identify any or all of these suspects. Anyone who may know their identities or have any additional information that may help with this investigation is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

For additional information, please contact:

P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

423-229-9433

ThomasMPatton@KingsportTN.gov

Releasing Officer P.I.O. Thomas M. Patton

K.P.D. Community Relations & Crime Prevention Unit

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