North Knox County hotel robbed at gunpoint

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A North Knox County hotel was robbed at gunpoint Monday night and deputies are searching for a suspect.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says a man entered the lobby of LaQuinta Inn and Suites, 7534 Conner Road in Powell, around 8 p.m. The suspect got away with an unknown amount of cash. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 5’10” and 180 to 200 pounds. He was dressed in all black at the time. Deputies would also like to speak to a man in a grey sweatshirt shown in surveillance video as being in the hotel lobby.

Anyone with information should call KCSO’s Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.

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