West Knox Pizza Hut robbed at gunpoint
KNOXVILLE, Feb 17, 2013 (The Knoxville News-Sentinel - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Police are looking for at least two suspects responsible for robbing a West Knox County Pizza Hut at gunpoint just before 11 p.m. Friday.
According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, a man entered the store located at 9268 Kingston Pike brandishing a gun and demanded access to the safe. He then forced the employees to lie on the ground as he took cash from the safe and register. When attempting to leave through the front door he was met by a delivery driver who he directed to remain outside.
After fleeing on foot, the suspect was seen getting into the passenger side of a Honda Civic with a custom muffler and dark tinted windows. The vehicle was described as a faded red, older model, possibly 1992-1994.
Witnesses described the suspect as a black male with light skin, noticeably very green eyes, 25-30 years old, around 5-feet 8 to 5-feet 9 inches tall, weighing approximately 150-160 pounds. He was also described as unshaven, with scraggly facial hair, wearing a faded camouflage jacket during the robbery. The drivers description is unknown.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit is asking anyone with information to call Detective Krystal Gibson at (865) 215-2243.
More details as they develop online and in Sunday's News Sentinel.
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