KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Sunday Afternoon Armed Robbery of Convenience Store (Link to Video has been Repaired)

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Detectives Investigating Sunday Afternoon Armed Robbery of Convenience Store (Link to Video has been Repaired)
DATE: October 12, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
UPDATE: The video link in the original news release was not functioning properly, but it has since been repaired. The corrected link is included below. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

As originally released:

On October 12, 2014 at approximately 3:30 PM, Kingsport Central Dispatch was notified of an armed robbery that had just occurred at Golda’s Mart, a convenience store located at 813 North Eastman Road in Kingsport. Officers from the Kingsport Police Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions responded to the scene. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

A white male suspect entered the store brandishing a dark colored revolver and demanded cash from the clerk. The clerk complied with his demands, and the suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money in a white, early 2000s model Honda Pilot sport utility vehicle with a luggage rack on the roof. No one was injured in the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his mid 20s, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches in height, weighing approximately 180 pounds, with a tattoo on the inside of his left forearm. He should be considered armed and dangerous.

A photo of the suspect and his getaway vehicle are included in this release. A short video clip from the robbery has been made available for viewing on the K.P.D. YouTube channel via the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0EjPnPkkAo

Anyone who has any information which may help detectives identify the suspect and solve this crime is asked to contact the K.P.D. Criminal Investigation Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Unknown
Age Mid 20s
Race/Gender White/Male
Height/

Weight

Approximately 5 feet, 10 inches in height

Approximately 180 pounds

Other Identifiers Tattoo on inside of left forearm

SUSPECT VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Honda
Model Pilot
Year Early 2000s
Type Sport Utility Vehicle
Color White
License # Unknown
Other Luggage Rack on Roof

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit