• At 12:49 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, a complainant called into Knox County Sheriff’s Office North Precinct to report a theft at BB&T bank, 11140 Kingston Pike. Advising a KCSO unit, complainant said between 5:42 and 9:33 p.m., Nov. 15, a suspect who works for a cleaning company stole an envelope containing $2,000. Complainant also advised one of their bank tellers cashed a check for $2,000 earlier that day. He said the man, a BB&T customer and owner of the stolen envelope with cash, called the bank the next day and said he didn’t have the money.
Complainant said the man thought he either left the envelope on the counter or possibly dropped it inside the bank. Bank employees looked inside and outside the bank and could not locate the envelope of money, the complainant also said. Bank officials contacted the corporate investigator, asking the bank video be checked, complainant advised, adding the investigator spotted the suspect on video picking up the envelope from the teller counter, at 5:42 p.m., and counting the money inside. He also advised the investigator said the female suspect placed the envelope behind a trash can in the lobby, and advised the video indicated the suspect, at 9:31 p.m., retrieving the envelope. Investigator said a “new bulge” in the left pocket of the suspect was then evident. Suspect’s supervisor was contacted, according to the complainant, about the theft and was sent photos from the video. Officer spoke with investigator, who said the bank reimbursed the victim $2,000.
• At 5:14 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, a complainant called KCSO Teleserve Unit to report the theft of jewelry from an Oakmont Circle residence. Complainant said while in Town during Thanksgiving holiday visiting friends, she last saw her jewelry around 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27. While unpacking upon returning home around 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 28, she discovered the jewelry missing, which included a $7,000 necklace and a $1,500 bracelet. Complainant advised family members found the plastic bag originally containing the jewelry empty in the room she stayed in while on her visit. Total value of loss was estimated at $10,100. She further advised the list of suspects were at the same address during that holiday period.
• At 11:52 p.m., Dec. 10, a KCSO unit (two officers) responded to an alarm at Best Buy, 11491 Parkside Drive. Officers spoke with the store manager, who said the front door appeared to have been forced open. Officers found an open cellphone cabinet but no suspects inside. Though the manager said nothing appeared to be missing, he said damage was done to each of two $3,000 glass doors, plus a security door valued at $12,000. The manager also said he had security video footage of what appeared to be three white males in a black SUV pull up to the front of the business and “force their way north through the front doors and exit south through the same door,” the report stated.
• At 1:20 p.m., Dec. 10, a complainant called KCSO West Precinct to file a report on a theft of three Christmas decorations displayed outside at a Chaho Road residence. Total value of decorations was listed at $225. An unknown suspect took the items between 6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, and 12:30 p.m., Dec. 10.
• At 11:48 a.m., Dec. 10, a victim said he was asked by two suspects for a ride to Cedar Bluff, which the victim said he agreed to do. Once the three were riding along Watt Road, the victim said the male suspect pulled a handgun and took his wallet. Victim said he let the suspects off at Petro truck stop, then went to TA truck stop to call law enforcement. Estimated value of wallet and contents was listed at $420.