Man accused of robbing Blount County dollar store

Man accused of robbing Blount County dollar store

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The Blount County Sheriff's Office released surveillance images of the man accused of robbing a dollar store Sunday night. (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) The Blount County Sheriff's Office released surveillance images of the man accused of robbing a dollar store Sunday night. (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)
The suspect took the money from the cash register and ran away in an unknown direction. (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) The suspect took the money from the cash register and ran away in an unknown direction. (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office 24 hour anonymous Crime Hotline at (865)273-5200. (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office 24 hour anonymous Crime Hotline at (865)273-5200. (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)

MARYVILLE (WATE) - The Blount County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding the person accused of robbing a dollar store Sunday night.

Sheriff James Berrong says deputies responded to Dollar General, 109 Sam Houston School Road around 7 p.m. for a report of an armed robbery.

An employee told deputies a man approached the register and demanded money. He told the employee not to scream and lifted his shirt to reveal the butt of a gun in his waistband.

The suspect took the money from the cash register and ran away in an unknown direction.

Deputies received information that the man got into the driver's side of a 1980s brown or maroon sedan, possibly a Chevrolet Monte Carlo or Caprice, in the parking lot and headed east on Sam Houston School Road.

The suspect is described as a while man in his 20s or 30s, standing between 5-feet-6-inches and 6-feet tall, weighing 180 pounds, with dark balding hair and a dark beard and mustache.

He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt jacket, black T-shirt with a graphic print, jeans and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office 24 hour anonymous Crime Hotline at (865)273-5200, Blount County Dispatch at (865) 983-3620, or the Text-a-Tip link at the sheriff's office website.

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