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Video: Tips sought in Kingsport pharmacy robbery

Staff report • May 31, 2018 at 2:45 PM

KINGSPORT — Police have released images from a city pharmacy robbery, during which the suspect claimed to have a gun and made away with $3,000 worth of pain medication.

According to a Thursday afternoon press release from the Kingsport Police Department, the incident occurred on May 18. At about 7:45 p.m., a man walked into CVS, 4206 Fort Henry Drive, and approached an employee.

The man claimed to have a gun, then raised his shirt to indicate the firearm was tucked in his waistband and demanded a specific opiate.

Fearing for the safety of people in the store, the employee complied with the robber’s demands. Police say the suspect then ran from the scene with a “significant” amount of medication.

The incident was recorded by CVS surveillance cameras. Police report that all leads in the case have been exhausted and that investigators are releasing the evidence in the hope that members of the public can help to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information about the man pictured is asked to contact KPD detectives at (423) 229-9429 or to dial Central Dispatch at (423) 246-9111.

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