A Knoxville man is recovering after he was beaten, tied up and robbed inside his store Friday morning.
It happened around 11:30 at the Fitted Hat Company in the 3600 block of Western Avenue.
The owner of the store told officers that three men went inside and looked around. When he turned to go to the office, one of the men pulled out a handgun and hit the owner on the head with it, knocking him to the ground.
The suspects then tied up the man and took money and merchandise from the store.
They left in a black newer model Acura sedan driven by a fourth person.
The suspects got away with about $160 in cash and about $1,000 in merchandise.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Knoxville Police Department at (865) 215-7212.