KPD e-News Release: Public Assistance Requested in Identifying Shoplifter of Purses at Local Department Store

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Public Assistance Requested in Identifying Shoplifter of Purses at Local Department Store
DATE: June 27, 2018
CASE #: 18-018335
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 18, 2018 at approximately 8:15 PM, an unidentified white female suspect entered Belk, inside the Fort Henry Mall, located at 2101 Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport. She went directly to the ladies handbag section, selected a total of four purses, and exited the store without paying for any of them.

The total value of the stolen merchandise was approximately $400. Upon reviewing store surveillance video, the woman could be seen entering the store more or less empty-handed, and then exiting the store with multiple handbags slung over her shoulders.

Photographs captured from that surveillance video footage have been included in this release. Anyone who recognizes her 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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