December 23, 2013 Contact: Marian O'Briant
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sheriff's Office seeking information on robbery suspect
Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong is asking for the public's assistance with information regarding an armed robbery that occurred Sunday evening at the Dollar General Store on Sam Houston School Road.
Sheriff's deputies responded to the Dollar General on Sam Houston Road and Old Knoxville Highway shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday to the report of an armed robbery that just occurred. A store employee advised deputies that a man approached the register and demanded the money from the cash register. He told her not to scream, and lifted his shirt and showed off the butt of a gun in his waistband. He took the money from the cash register and fled on foot in an unknown direction. A Sheriff's Office K-9 unit responded and began a track. Deputies received information that the man got into the driver's side of 1980's brown or maroon sedan, possibly a Chevrolet Monte Carlo or Caprice, in the parking lot of Dollar General and headed east on Sam Houston School Road.
The man is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s, 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet in height, 180 pounds, dark balding hair, and a dark beard and moustache. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt jacket, black T-shirt with a graphic print, jeans, and black tennis shoes.
If anyone has any information regarding the identity of this man, or information regarding the robbery, please contact the Sheriff's Office 24 hour anonymous Crime Hotline at (865)273-5200, Blount County Dispatch at (865)983-3620, or the Text-a-Tip link through the Sheriff's Office website at www.bcso.com.
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