KPD e-News Release: Tips Sought in $150,000 Kmart Jewelry Burglary

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Tips Sought in $150,000 Kmart Jewelry Burglary
DATE: February 6, 2018
CASE #: 18-000518
On January 6, 2018 at approximately 4:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to an alarm at Kmart, located at 1806 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. Upon arrival, the officers located a glass door on the front of the business that had been shattered.

Several officers searched the interior of the building, and while no suspects were located, they did notice a damaged jewelry display cabinet. Store employees arrived on scene and determined that nearly 90 individual items of jewelry containing diamonds, with a total value in excess of $150,000, had been stolen.

A check of store surveillance video showed a lone suspect, wearing a dark jacket and gloves and a blue hood, break the exterior door glass and crawl through the opening. The suspect went directly to the jewelry area, broke the display case, quickly grabbed the contents, and immediately exited the store.

A check of other surveillance video in the immediate area revealed footage of a light colored sedan believed to be driven by the suspect. It appears to be beige in color with black wheels and tinted windows.

Photos of both the suspect and the vehicle have been included in this release. Three clips of the surveillance video have been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the following links:

Anyone who recognizes either the suspect or the vehicle, or who may have any additional 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

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


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