Knoxville Police are investigating a pair of armed robberies in East Knoxville that may be related.
According to KPD, two men armed with handguns entered the Family Dollar at 2604 E. Magnolia Ave. around 12:21 pm. The men failed to get any money from the business, but did take a credit card from a customer before leaving the store.
The first suspect was wearing dark gray or black clothing and is just under 6' tall with a muscular build. The second suspect was wearing black and white clothing and is approximately 6' tall with a thin build. Both suspects are in their late teens or early 20's.
About 20 minutes later and just down the street, two men matching those same descriptions robbed a Cricket store located at 2131 E. Magnolia Ave. This time, the suspects got away with some cash from the business and took off.
No one was injured in either robbery.
Anyone with information concerning these incidents is asked to call the Knoxville Police Department's crime information line at 865-215-7212. Callers can remain anonymous.