KPD says duo shoplifted then assaulted security

On October 6, around 2 p.m., Kingsport Police Department say two female suspects shoplifted from Kohl’s in the Kingsport Pavilion Shopping Complex, off East Stone Drive.

The women concealed the clothing and makeup items in their purses and exited without paying.

image0051When a loss prevention officer attempted stop them at their car, one of the women slammed his hand in the driver’s side door, while the other woman punched him and clawed at his face with her fingernails, leaving several scratches and bruises. The first suspect then exited the car and kicked the loss prevention officer in the groin.

The suspects fled the scene, believed to be a silver Suzuki sport utility vehicle with a Virginia license plate.

One of the suspects is a white female with blonde hair and average build, while the other suspect is a more heavy-set white female with brown hair.

The suspects were captured on surveillance video during the incident.

Anyone who recognizes either of these individuals are asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

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