KPD e-News Release: Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery of Colonial Heights CVS Pharmacy

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery of Colonial Heights CVS Pharmacy
DATE: November 9, 2016
CASE #: 16-024392
On November 8, 2016 at approximately 7:45 PM, Officers from the Kingsport Police Department Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions responded to the CVS Pharmacy, located at 4106 Fort Henry Drive in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport, in reference to an armed robbery. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A lone suspect entered the store and loitered around for a few moments until ultimately approaching the pharmacy counter. He brandished a firearm, which was described by witnesses as an “old gun” and appeared to be a black in color revolver. He demanded prescription narcotics and access to a safe. He filled a trash bag that he had brought with him with a significant quantity of medications and walked casually out of the store. The stolen medications had a value of over $10,000.

The suspect was last seen running toward an access road at the rear of the business. A tracking attempt by a K.P.D. K-9 Unit proved unsuccessful. The suspect is believed to be a middle-aged white male adult. He appears to be approximately 6 feet tall and was described by witnesses as “scruffy looking.” He was wearing western style clothing consisting of blue jeans, a plaid shirt, a heavy brown or green overcoat, cowboy boots, and a cowboy hat. He was also reportedly wearing black thin-framed eyeglasses.

He absolutely should be considered armed and dangerous.

A photo of the suspect taken from store surveillance video has been included in this release. A clip of the actual video footage 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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