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Kingsport police investigating pharmacy robbery

From staff reports • May 5, 2019 at 9:52 PM

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Police Department is investigating a robbery at a Stone Drive pharmacy.

On Sunday at around 6 a.m., KPD officers and detectives responded to the CVS Pharmacy located at 128 West Stone Drive in Kingsport in reference to a robbery. Their subsequent investigation revealed the following:

An adult male suspect, believed to be white, entered the business and went directly to the pharmacy consultation window. The suspect handed the pharmacist a note that threatened physical violence and demanded specific prescription medications.

The pharmacist complied, and the suspect then exited the store and fled the scene in a white sport utility vehicle with an undisclosed type and quantity of prescription medications.

The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a red long-sleeve shirt, black shoes, a white fedora style hat and dark sunglasses.

The incident was captured by store surveillance video cameras.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or the vehicle or who may have any information that may help with this case is asked to contact the KPD 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.