KPD e-News Release: Suspect Sought in Lowe’s Felonious Shoplifting Investigation

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect Sought in Lowe’s Felonious Shoplifting Investigation
DATE: November 30, 2017
CASE #: 17-033446
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 22, 2017 at approximately 5:15 PM, an unidentified white male suspect shoplifted over $1,500 in merchandise from Lowe’s, located at 2324 West Stone Drive in Kingsport. The suspect passed all checkout register points and exited the store pushing a shopping cart overflowing with tools and other merchandise, with no attempt to pay.

A Lowe’s loss prevention employee confronted the man in the parking lot, at which point he abandoned his loot and fled the scene in a maroon Ford Ranger compact pickup bearing a State of Virginia issued license plate. The loss prevention employee noticed a woman occupying the passenger seat of the pickup as it left the parking lot.

The suspect was captured on store surveillance video in the act of the crime. A photo taken from that footage has been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes him 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:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

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