Clerk fired at man suspected in two armed robberies

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who may have robbed two Knox County businesses.

On Wednesday morning, a man who said he had a gun attempted to rob the Rocky Top Market, located at 308 East Emory Road, around 4:17 a.m. The robber fled when the clerk pulled his own gun and fired at him. The man ran from the store and got away. Authorities do not believe he was injured.

The description of the man matches the one of the suspect in a robbery of the Dollar General store on Raccoon Valley Road Monday night. Investigators believe it may have been the same man in both robberies.

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The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man suspected of robbing a North Knox County store Monday night.

The man threatened he had a gun, but never brandished a weapon and demanded money at the Dollar General at 1923 East Raccoon Valley Road around 9:43 p.m. Monday.

The man has a beard, was wearing a black hat, blue sweatshirt, grey sweatpants and white tennis shoes at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call KCSO’s Major Crimes Unit at (865)215-2243.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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