KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Colonial Heights Convenience Store Robbery

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Colonial Heights Convenience Store Robbery
DATE: December 13, 2019
CASE #: 19-028114
On November 30, 2019 at approximately 12:15 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Roadrunner Market/Shell Station located at 4222 Fort Henry Drive in the Colonial Heights area of Kingsport. The subsequent investigation by K.P.D. Detectives revealed the following:

A lone suspect entered the store, approached the clerk, and demanded that she give him the money from the register. He indicated that he had a gun and threatened to shoot her if she didn’t comply. He ultimately aborted the attempted robbery and fled the store empty-handed. With the help of a K-9 Unit, responding officers searched the surrounding area; however, the suspect was not located.

The suspect appears to have been a white male adult. He was dressed in blue jeans that appeared to have distinctive embroidery on the back pockets. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt or jacket that appeared to have reflective striping and tabs on the shoulders, pockets, and back. He also was wearing dark-colored shoes. He had his jacket hood up and his face covered with a bandana and sunglasses.

Photos of the suspect, taken from store surveillance video, have been included in this release. A clip of the actual video footage has also been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

Anyone who recognizes him, or who may have any additional information to assist with this investigation, 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:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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