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Police searching for woman who stole car, used debit card

October 16th, 2013 9:58 pm by Staff Report

Police searching for woman who stole car, used debit card

A security camera captured this image of a suspect in the theft of a car and use of the debit card found inside the vehicle for a shopping spree at the Walmart on West Stone Drive Wednesday.

KINGSPORT — An unidentified woman is wanted by local authorities for allegedly stealing a car from the driveway of a Kingsport home and using a debit card found inside to fund an $1,100 Walmart shopping spree.

According to the Kingsport Police Department, an unidentified woman — likely in her late-20s — stole a silver 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe four-door hatchback with Tennessee license plate J4317E in the early morning hours of Oct. 16 from a home located at 406 Roller Street in Kingsport.

The vehicle was reportedly unlocked with a spare key inside at the time of the theft. The victim’s wallet, and debit card, were also reportedly in the vehicle when it was taken.

Later that morning, at approximately 5:30 a.m., the stolen vehicle was reportedly seen at the Walmart located at 2500 W. Stone Drive in Kingsport.

The female suspect allegedly used the victim’s debit card to make multiple transactions at the store totaling nearly $1,100, police said.

Authorities described the suspect as a white female with dark hair and a slim build. Her image was captured on security camera footage from the Stone Drive Walmart.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the KPD Criminal Investigations Division at (423) 229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at (423) 246-9111.

A KPD spokesman said the department continues to stress the importance of locking motor vehicles and securing items of potential value.


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