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 early Sunday afternoon, according to a press release from 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. According to Alcoa Police Detective Jason Ewing, a clerk reported that Biggs 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 Biggs pointed the handgun at him and reached over the counter with his other hand and grabbed the money out of the cash register. Biggs then fled from the store on foot with the cash.
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. Alcoa police officers learned of a robbery that happened 20 hours prior in Sevier County, and a video of Biggs revealed that the man in the Sevier County robbery matched his description in the Alcoa robbery.
After the Alcoa robbery, two more similar armed robberies occurred at businesses in Knoxville. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office began a search for Biggs, which led to his arrest at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
Through an in-store video, and a photo line-up presented to the store clerk, Biggs was positively identified as the same suspect in the armed robbery at Kenjo Market.