Suspect in Alcoa Highway Kenjo Market robbery caught
From Staff Reports
The suspect in the armed robbery at the Kenjo Market on 4228 Alcoa Highway in Louisville was apprehended this afternoon, according to the Alcoa Police Department.
According to Alcoa Police Capt. Dale Boring, Donald Lynn Biggs, 49, Knoxville, was charged by Alcoa police detectives with aggravated robbery and was being held at the Knox County Detention Facility.
Biggs was also wanted in three other armed robberies in Sevier and Knox counties.
Alcoa police officers responded to the report of the robbery at 2:12 p.m. Saturday. A clerk reported that a man came into the market and approached the counter to purchase an item. When the clerk opened the register during the transaction, Biggs pulled out a handgun. The clerk said the man pointed the handgun at him and reached over the counter with his other hand and grabbed the money out of the cash register. The man fled from the store on foot with the cash, the report said.
Blount County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the gas station to assist Alcoa police officers and performed a K-9 track. The K-9 tracked Biggs to a location where officers believed he either drove away or was picked up.
This story will be updated in Monday’s print edition of The Daily Times.