Store manager thwarts armed robbery

5:22 PM, Jan 27, 2013   |    comments
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A store manager prevented an armed robber from robbing a Dollar General in South Knoxville Sunday at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Knoxville police said a suspect walked up to the store manager and said he had a knife. The man demanded that the manager take him to the safe. Instead, the manager placed his hand in his pocket and told the robber he had a bigger knife.

The suspect took off empty-handed, and police are still looking for him At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a dark sweatshirt, dark jeans, bright white tennis shoes and a ski mask.

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