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Church Hill man arrested in robbery of Kingsport gold store

August 22nd, 2011 10:42 am by Staff Report

KINGSPORT — A Church Hill man has been charged with the Sunday afternoon robbery of a cash for gold business in Kingsport.
Christopher L. Gillis, 26, of 130 Noe St., Church Hill, was charged with aggravated robbery and transported to the city jail. Police say he is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.
According to Kingsport police, the incident occurred at 2 p.m. at Gold Buyers, 733 West Stone Drive. The man allegedly had a conversation with the employee and followed them behind the counter. He's accused of reaching behind his back and threatening to have a gun, then fleeing when the employee handed over money.

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