KCSO searches for West Knox dry cleaners armed robbery suspect

KCSO searches for West Knox dry cleaners armed robbery suspect


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A male suspect robbed a West Knox dry cleaners at gunpoint on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

It happened around 4:15 p.m. at the Farragut Cleaners located on the 400 block of North Cedar Bluff Road.

Officials said the suspect showed a gun to the female clerk and demanded cash.  She complied, and the suspect then fled on foot.

One witness said she saw a man matching the same description try to enter some apartments near Farragut Cleaners.  However, a key was required, and he ran after a few minutes of trying to get inside.

Officers tracked the area for several hours but did not find the suspect.

The suspect is described at between 5'8" and 5'10", tan shorts, orange hoodie, black ski mask and a black handgun.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Knox County Sheriff's Office at 865-215-2243.

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