Officials investigate overnight armed robbery at W. Knoxville co

Officials investigate overnight armed robbery at W. Knoxville convenience store

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Officials responded just before 1 a.m. to the BreadBox located on the 8400 block of Gleason Drive. Officials responded just before 1 a.m. to the BreadBox located on the 8400 block of Gleason Drive.
Both the Knox County Sheriff's Office and the Knoxville Police Department were investigating the robbery. Both the Knox County Sheriff's Office and the Knoxville Police Department were investigating the robbery.
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that happened early Thursday at a West Knoxville convenience store. 

Officials responded just before 1 a.m. to the BreadBox, 8480 Gleason Drive.

An employee told officers a black man with a handgun entered the store and demanded money from the register. Once the suspect had a small amount of cash, he ran off. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a black man, standing about 6 feet 2 inches tall with a slender build. He was wearing a hooded jacket, a green scarf, a white shirt and gray pants. The victim said the suspect had a South African accent.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Knoxville Police Department at (865) 215-7212.

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