KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Request Assistance in Identifying Pharmacy Robbery Suspect

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Request Assistance in Identifying Pharmacy Robbery Suspect
DATE: May 31, 2018
CASE #: 18-014800
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 18, 2018 at approximately 7:45 PM, a black male suspect entered CVS Pharmacy, located at 4106 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport, and approached the pharmacy counter. The suspect told the customer service representative that he had a gun, raised his shirt to indicate that he had a gun tucked in his waistband, and demanded a specific type of opiate based pain medication.

In fear for not just her own safety, but also the safety of her customers and fellow employees, she complied with his demands. The suspect fled the scene on foot with a significant quantity of prescription medications with a combined value in excess of $3,000. Attempts to immediately locate the suspect by responding officers proved unsuccessful.

Images of the suspect, taken from surveillance video footage, have been included in this release. Two clips of the actual footage has also been made available for viewing via the links below:

https://youtu.be/xFh7cP2uNTI

https://youtu.be/VZ7gyRzwXd8

Anyone who recognizes this suspect, or can provide any additional information which 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:

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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