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KPD searches for suspected jewelry thief

Staff Report • Jul 12, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Police are seeking assistance from the public in identifying a suspected shoplifter, believed to have stolen more than $600 in jewelry from a Kingsport store.A press release from Kingsport police says the incident occurred between 2:20 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. on May 9. The female suspect allegedly took $625 in jewelry from Belk in the Kingsport Town Center.

Police say the woman carried a large purple purse when the incident occurred and was accompanied by a girl, approximately 3 to 4 years old.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact KPD investigators at (423) 229-9429.

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