Man sought in Louisville store robbery
By Wes Wade | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a Louisville convenience store early Monday morning before fleeing on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Alcoa Police responded to the Pilot at 1907 Marriott Drive at 2:10 a.m. after a store clerk reported a robbery.
The clerk told police that a white male entered the store and purchased a cigarette lighter before beginning to walk out the door. Before the door had closed, the suspect immediately ran back inside the store and charged toward the clerk, jumping over the counter and wrestling the cash register from his hands.
“It was a brute struggle with the clerk,” Alcoa Detective Kris Sanders said.
The suspect then grabbed cash from the register, which was lying on the counter, and began to leave before turning back around and grabbing more cash out of the register.
The man then ran out the door and fled toward Meadow Land Apartments on Wrights Ferry Road.
A Blount County Sheriff’s Office deputy and his search dog tracked toward the apartments, but were unable to locate the subject.
The suspect was described as a white male about 6 feet tall and weighing about 165 pounds. He was also likely between 35 and 40 years old and had a large tattoo on his lower back.
Alcoa Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sanders at 865-380-4694.