Knoxville police search for suspects in overnight armed robbery

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knoxville Police Department is searching for the men who allegedly robbed a fast food restaurant in Knoxville on Monday night.

Two suspects walked through the unlocked rear door at the Long John Slivers on North Broadway and robbed the store employee at gunpoint and took an undetermined about of cash, according to police.

The store employee was not injured.

Police released the following description of the two suspects: A black male, 6’1” with thin build wearing a blue hoodie and pink or red shorts at the time of the incident. A black male, 5’11” with thin build wearing an orange shirt and tan cargo pants at the time of the incident.

Officers asks for anyone with more information to call the KPD Crime and Drug Hotline at 865-215-7212.

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