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Armed robber hits West Stone Drive Walgreens

From staff reports • Feb 2, 2019 at 5:14 PM

KINGSPORT — Police are investigating the armed robbery of a city drugstore which occurred Saturday morning.

Officers responded to the Walgreens at 1420 W. Stone Drive at approximately 10:15. Their investigation revealed that a lone suspect, wearing all dark clothing including a mask, hood and gloves, jumped over the counter in the pharmacy area, produced a firearm and demanded a specific type of drug, according to a news release from the Kingsport Police Department.

Police said the suspect, who is presumed to be male, fled the scene shortly afterward with an undisclosed type and quantity of prescription medicine.

“He was last seen running northbound on the adjacent Fairview Avenue and is believed to have possibly gotten into a white Honda driven by a second, unidentified individual,” according to the release.

No Walgreens personnel, customers or bystanders were injured during the robbery.

The incident was captured on store surveillance video. Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who might have any additional information which could help solve the case is asked to contact the KPD Criminal Investigations Division at (423) 229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at (423) 246-9111. Police also ask that anyone who witnessed the incident but has not yet spoken to detectives call the CID or Central Dispatch.

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

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