Knoxville Police search for suspect after robbery at Amherst Rd. Dollar General

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville Police Department is searching for a suspect after a robbery at the Dollar General on Amherst Road on Saturday morning.

KPD says just before 7 a.m., officers responded to a robbery at the Dollar General in the 2400 block of Amherst Road.

KPD reports the suspect was described as a young Black male wearing all black and entered the store as it was opening and demanded money from the safe after displaying a gun to employees.

After the employees complied, the suspect fled the scene in a newer model grey/silver Chevy Cobalt.

The Violent Crimes Unit is investigating this incident, and anyone with information is asked to call 865-215-7212.

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