Suspect gets away after attempting to rob a Knoxville pharmacy

Suspect gets away after attempting to rob a Knoxville pharmacy

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Police responded to the Walgreens on Western Avenue. Police responded to the Walgreens on Western Avenue.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Police are looking for a man who tried to rob a Knoxville pharmacy Wednesday.

Officials say the robber walked into the Walgreens on Western Avenue just after noon and handed the pharmacist a note demanding pills.

After being told the pharmacy didn't have any, the suspect ran out of the store.

The man was described as a white male, about 5'10" in height with a medium build, wearing a ball cap and a green hoodie with a camouflage jacket, jeans and white tennis shoes.

Police are still investigating the incident.

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