KPD e-News Release: Burglar Targets Mini Storage Office on Christmas Eve

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Burglar Targets Mini Storage Office on Christmas Eve
DATE: December 31, 2015
CASE #: 15-027877
Sometime during the night of December 24, 2015, an unknown suspect burglarized the office of Lock and Key Mini Storage, located at 1701 Lynn Garden Drive in Kingsport. Entry was achieved by shattering a window on the exterior door.

Once inside, the suspect vandalized the surveillance camera system in an apparent attempt to disable it, but not before it captured him on video in the act of doing so. A 9mm Jennings semi-automatic pistol and an assortment of tools including an 18 volt cordless drill were stolen during the burglary.

None of the individual privately rented storage units were targeted by the thief.

Several photos of the suspect taken from surveillance footage are included in this release. Anyone who recognizes him is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division by calling 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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