KPD e-News Release: Detectives Seek Public Input in Identifying Suspect in Purple Cow Burglary

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

SUBJECT: Detectives Seek Public Input in Identifying Suspect in Purple Cow Burglary
DATE: March 30, 2017
CASE #: 17-007242
On the morning of March 30, 2017, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to the Purple Cow, located at 1648 East Stone Drive in Kingsport, in reference to an overnight burglary. Employees arrived this morning to find that the drive through window had been broken out. They entered the restaurant and discovered that an office door had been forced open and an entire safe, containing several thousand dollars, had been stolen.

A review of surveillance video revealed that the crime occurred at approximately 4:00 AM. An unidentified white male suspect was observed on video forcing open the drive through window, climbing inside, and then breaking into the office. The suspect could be seen carrying the safe back to the drive through window where he then, with the assistance of another unidentified white male accomplice, loaded the safe into the back seat of a vehicle and fled the scene.

Photos of the suspect, taken from that footage, have been included in this release. A short clip of the actual surveillance video has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

Anyone who recognizes him, or who may have any information which may help Detectives solve this case, is asked to contact 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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