KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating T-Mobile Burglary

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating T-Mobile Burglary
DATE: August 16, 2017
CASE #: 17-020465
On August 7, 2017 at approximately 3:00 AM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of a burglar alarm activation at T-Mobile, located at 1785 North Eastman Road in Kingsport. Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were promptly dispatched to the scene.

While the officers were still en route, the alarm company updated dispatchers that they were monitoring the store’s surveillance cameras and could see three suspects inside the store, who then fled on foot just prior to the officers’ arrival.

A thorough search of the surrounding area was conducted, to include the use of a Police K-9 for tracking, but it ultimately proved unsuccessful. Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division responded with their subsequent investigation revealing the following:

Three unidentified suspects, clad in dark clothing from head to toe to include masks and gloves to conceal their identities, entered the store by shattering an exterior window with a large rock. Once inside, part of the store was ransacked; however, they appeared to have focused their attention on a secure storage room.

The suspects spent one solid minute prying on and kicking at the storage room door. Their attempts at breaching the door were unsuccessful, so they fled the store empty-handed.

As previously mentioned, the entire incident was captured on store surveillance video, and a photo of the burglars inside the business has been 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 can help identify these suspects or provide any additional information which may assist with this investigation is asked to contact Detectives 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

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


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