KPD e-News Release: Female Auto Burglar/Purse Thief Caught on Video in the Act

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Female Auto Burglar/Purse Thief Caught on Video in the Act
DATE: June 28, 2016
CASE #: 16-012497
On June 13, 2016 at approximately 9:45 PM, an unidentified white female suspect stole a woman’s purse from an unsecured automobile while it was parked in the parking lot of the Sunoco convenience store and gas station, located at 1045 Bloomingdale Road in Kingsport. The purse contained the victim’s driver license, social security card, and debit card, as well as some makeup, a gold necklace, two knives, and a significant quantity of cash. The total value of the purse and its contents exceeds $1,000.

The suspect was recorded on surveillance video while inside the store, and photos taken from that footage have been included in this release. A photo of the suspect’s vehicle, a white Ford Explorer or similarly styled sport utility vehicle, has also been included in this release. The actual crime was also captured on surveillance video, and a clip of that footage has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel accessible via the following link:

Anyone who recognizes her or her vehicle, or who may have any additional information that may assist with this investigation, 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:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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