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(WBIR) Knoxville police are searching for a man accused of robbing a west Knoxville convenience story early Thursday morning.

An employee told officers a man armed with a handgun entered the Bread Box on 8480 Gleason Drive demanding money from the register shortly after 12:45 a.m. Once the suspect stole a small amount of cash, he ran out of the store.

The suspect was wearing a hooded jacket, a green scarf, a white shirt and gray pants. He's about 6'2" with a slender build. The employee said the suspect had a South African accent.

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