Athens police search for convenience store robbery suspects

Athens police search for convenience store robbery suspects

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Officers say a man walked into Ian's Market, 1006 N. Congress Parkway, about 6:45 p.m. Surveillance video shows him entering the restroom for a short time. He then exits and goes behind the counter. (source: Athens Police) Officers say a man walked into Ian's Market, 1006 N. Congress Parkway, about 6:45 p.m. Surveillance video shows him entering the restroom for a short time. He then exits and goes behind the counter. (source: Athens Police)
The suspect is described as a white man approximately 30 years old, balding, with a five or six day dark colored beard. He was wearing camouflage shorts and a light colored T-shirt with the phrase "Can you dig it?" (source: Athens Police) The suspect is described as a white man approximately 30 years old, balding, with a five or six day dark colored beard. He was wearing camouflage shorts and a light colored T-shirt with the phrase "Can you dig it?" (source: Athens Police)
A second suspect, whom police described as a "lookout," is a white man approximately 30 years old with dark hair and dark facial hair. He was wearing a light colored shirt and blue jeans. (source: Athens Police) A second suspect, whom police described as a "lookout," is a white man approximately 30 years old with dark hair and dark facial hair. He was wearing a light colored shirt and blue jeans. (source: Athens Police)
The suspect vehicle is described as a green newer model Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with a two-door standard cab with chrome tube steps. It was last seen going west on John J. Duncan Parkway. (source: Athens Police) The suspect vehicle is described as a green newer model Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with a two-door standard cab with chrome tube steps. It was last seen going west on John J. Duncan Parkway. (source: Athens Police)
ATHENS, Tenn. (WATE) - The Athens Police Department is looking for two men accused of robbing a convenience store Sunday.

Officers say a man walked into Ian's Market, 1006 N. Congress Parkway, about 6:45 p.m. Surveillance video shows him entering the restroom for a short time. He then exits and goes behind the counter.

The suspect then pulled out a knife and told the clerk to open the cash drawer. The suspect took about $2,000, exited the store, and drove off. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect is described as a white man approximately 30 years old, balding, with a five or six day dark colored beard. He was wearing camouflage shorts and a light colored T-shirt with the phrase "Can you dig it?" He also has a tattoo on his forearm.

A second suspect, whom police described as a "lookout," is a white man approximately 30 years old with dark hair and dark facial hair. He was wearing a light colored shirt and blue jeans.

The suspect vehicle is described as a green newer model Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with a two-door standard cab and chrome tube steps. It was last seen going west on John J. Duncan Parkway.

Anyone with information is asked to call Athens Police at 423-744-2730.
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