KPD e-News Release: Underwear Masked Suspect Sought in Botched Zoomerz Robbery

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Underwear Masked Suspect Sought in Botched Zoomerz Robbery
DATE: September 23, 2016
CASE #: 16-020370
On September 21, 2016, shortly after midnight, an unidentified white male suspect unsuccessfully attempted to rob the Zoomerz gas station and convenience store, located at 3717 Memorial Boulevard in Kingsport. He had his face covered by a makeshift mask that he had crudely fashioned by cutting eye holes in a pair of underwear.

The suspect feigned having a gun by keeping his right hand concealed behind his back and threatening, “Don’t make me pull it out!” He initially demanded cash, then demanded cigarettes, but ultimately left empty-handed in frustration proclaiming, “This is stupid!”

The entire incident was captured on store surveillance video, with photos taken from that footage included in this release. A clip of the actual video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

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:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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