KPD e-News Release: Suspect(s) Sought in Two Possibly Related Dollar General Burglaries

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect(s) Sought in Two Possibly Related Dollar General Burglaries
DATE: August 24, 2018
CASE #: 18-021254 (July 21st Burglary)

18-023251 (August 12th Burglary)

GENERAL NARRATIVE
On July 21, 2018 at approximately 5:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were called to Dollar General, located at 1649 East Stone Drive in Kingsport. An employee reported that she had left a cash drawer from a register in a locked manager’s office while she conducted other business. When she returned to the office to count the contents of the drawer, she discovered that the money from the drawer had been stolen.

A review of store surveillance video revealed footage of a white male suspect unlawfully entering the office, stealing the money, and exiting the store. The first two photos included with this release (when viewed from left to right) show the suspect in question.

Three weeks later, on August 12, 2018 at approximately 9:30 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were called to a different Dollar General, located at 1197 North Eastman Road in Kingsport. An employee reported a similar incident of a white male suspect unlawfully entering a locked manager’s office.

In this second incident, an employee saw the suspect enter the office and confronted him. He then fled the scene before he could take anything from the office. A review of surveillance video netted the last two photos included with this release (when viewed from left to right) of the suspect in question.

When comparing the method of operation and the strikingly similar photos of the suspect(s) in both cases, and adding the fact that both locations were Dollar Generals, K.P.D. Detectives strongly suspect that they are dealing with the same suspect in both crimes.

Anyone who recognizes the individual(s) depicted in any of the supplied photos, or who may have any additional information which may help solve these cases, 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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