KPD e-News Release: Chimpanzee Masked Suspect Robs West Stone Drive Zoomerz

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Chimpanzee Masked Suspect Robs West Stone Drive Zoomerz
DATE: October 27, 2017
CASE #: 17-030447
On October 26, 2017 at approximately 11:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to an armed robbery at Zoomerz, located at 4221 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The ensuing investigation determined the following:

A lone suspect entered the store wearing a chimpanzee mask disguise and brandishing what appeared to be a dark colored handgun. The suspect appeared to be a white male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a stocky build. He was wearing blue jeans and a tan work style coat over a gray hooded sweatshirt.

The suspect was carrying a backpack and ordered the clerk to “put it in the bag.” However, he ultimately left with minimal loot after grabbing only a few packs of cigarettes.

The suspect fled the scene on foot, crossed West Stone Drive, and was last seen entering a field in the vicinity of the nearby Holly Hills Apartments complex. Responding officers, with the assistance of a Police K-9, also tracked the suspect to Holly Hills Apartments; however, he was ultimately not located.

The incident was captured on store surveillance video. A photo of the suspect has been included in this release. A short clip of the actual video has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

Anyone who may know the identity of this individual, or who may have any additional information related to this investigation that 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

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


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