Deputies search for armed robbery suspect

Deputies search for armed robbery suspect

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cording to the Blount County Sheriff's Office, it happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ian's Market on Morganton Road. (Source: TN Rural Carrier Twitter) cording to the Blount County Sheriff's Office, it happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ian's Market on Morganton Road. (Source: TN Rural Carrier Twitter)

MARYVILLE (WATE) - Authorities are asking for the public's assistance to catch a suspect that allegedly robbed a convenience store on Christmas Eve.

According to the Blount County Sheriff's Office, it happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ian's Market on Morganton Road.

A store employee told deputies that a masked man came into the business, brandished a handgun and demanded cash. The robber then fled the store with the cash and other items before taking off in a dark vehicle.

The suspect is described as 5-feet-9 inches to 5-feet-10 inches tall, a stocky build, wearing a black mask that covered his whole face, a black and gray striped hooded warm-up jacket, black pants and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Blount County Sheriff's Office 24-hour anonymous crime hotline at (865) 273-5200, Blount County Dispatch at (865)983-3620, or leave information on the Text-a-Tip link through the Sheriff's Office website at www.bcso.com.

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