KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Tool Thief

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Seek Public Assistance in Identifying Tool Thief
DATE: May 4, 2016
CASE #: 16-008309
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On April 20, 2016 at approximately 11:00 AM an unknown man stole a tool bag from a truck parked outside of Leaping Lizards, a trampoline and inflatable bounce-house venue, located at 1065 Wilcox Court in Kingsport. The bag contained assorted hand and power tools with a combined value of nearly $700. The tools belonged to a worker who was on the roof repairing the HVAC system.

The suspect was captured on surveillance video while at the scene, and a photo taken from that footage has been included in this release. A short clip of the actual video footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://youtu.be/hupbSeW5d3o

While the photo is somewhat blurry, the video clip is significantly more clear. He is believed to be a heavy-set white male, approximately 6 feet 2 inches in height and weighing roughly 240 pounds. He has gray hair and a long gray goatee. At the time of the theft he was wearing blue jeans, a black long-sleeved shirt, and a camouflage pattern ball cap.

Anyone who recognizes him is asked to contact Detectives 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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