2nd carjacking in 24 hours reported in Knoxville


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A second carjacking has been reported in Knoxville within 24 hours, but police say the two incidents are not related.

Police say three men were walking to their car near the intersection of 13th Street and Highland Avenue around 3:30 a.m. when another car pulled up with three men and a female driver inside. Someone in the car asked if the three men wanted to buy marijuana. When they declined, the suspects robbed them of their car at gunpoint.

The suspects are described as three black men. The driver was possibly a white woman.

Previous story: Police: Man carjacked in Knoxville, suspects on the run

Officers say the incident is not connected to a carjacking later in the morning at Home Federal Bank at 501 Merchants Road.

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