KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Release Video of Dollar General Burglary

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Release Video of Dollar General Burglary
DATE: February 16, 2017
CASE #: 17-001757
On January 25, 2017 at approximately 1:00 AM, an unknown suspect burglarized the Dollar General discount store, located at 1197 North Eastman Road in Kingsport. The suspect forcibly entered the business by smashing in the exterior glass door with a brick. Once inside, he destroyed a display case to allow him to gain access to merchandise.

All told, the suspect committed over $800 in property damage (vandalism) in order for him to steal approximately $100 in cigarettes. The incident was captured on store surveillance video with a grainy image of the suspect taken from that footage included in this release. A more detailed clip of the actual video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

Anyone who may know the identity of this suspect or who may have any information which may help solve this case 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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