KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Detectives Investigating Robbery at Smart Cuts

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Detectives Investigating Robbery at Smart Cuts
DATE: January 6, 2016
CASE #: 16-000305
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On January 5, 2016 at approximately 8:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to an armed robbery in progress at Smart Cuts, in the East Stone Commons shopping center, located at 2003 North Eastman Road in Kingsport. The suspect fled the scene prior to officer arrival. Detectives from the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division responded. Their investigation revealed the following:

As two employees were closing the business for the evening, they were confronted at the door by an individual armed with what appeared to be a handgun. The suspect was a white male dressed in a black zip-up hooded jacket and gloves. He forced them back inside at gunpoint and demanded “the register money.”

The employees complied with his demands and turned over an unspecified amount of cash. The suspect fled the scene in what appeared to be a silver Honda Accord or similarly styled vehicle, headed north on North Eastman Road toward East Stone Drive.

A photograph of the suspect taken from surveillance video footage has been included in this release.

Anyone who may know his identity or who may have any additional information that may assist Detectives with their investigation 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:

http://police.KingsportTN.gov/Citizen_Feedback

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit