KPD e-News Release: Juvenile Suspect in Custody in Convenience Store Armed Robbery Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

SUBJECT: Juvenile Suspect in Custody in Convenience Store Armed Robbery Investigation
DATE: November 12, 2014
A suspect is in custody in a Kingsport Police Department investigation into a recent armed robbery to a local convenience store.

On November 6, 2014 at approximately 9:00 PM, officers responded to an armed robbery at the Minute Market, located at 1108 East Center Street in Kingsport. During the course of the investigation, a 14 year old male juvenile was developed as a suspect.

On November 12, 2014 at approximately 2:00 PM, K.P.D. Detectives received information that the suspect was at his residence, which is in close proximity to the Minute Market. Detectives immediately responded to the residence and took the suspect into custody without incident.

Due to the age of the suspect, no further details regarding his identity are able to be released.

As previously released:

On November 6, 2014 at approximately 9:00 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of an armed robbery in progress at the Minute Market located at 1108 East Center Street in Kingsport. Kingsport Police Patrol Officers and Detectives responded. The subsequent investigation revealed the following:

An unknown white male suspect with a small build entered the store dressed in dark colored clothing from head to toe, including a ski mask and gloves.

He brandished what appeared to be a large framed, dark colored, semi-automatic pistol and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money prior to police arrival. Nobody was injured during the incident.

The robbery was captured on surveillance video, and photos taken from that footage are included in this release. Actual clips from the surveillance video have been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the links below:

Detectives are asking for anyone who may have any information which may help them solve this case to contact them in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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