Knoxville Police investigate armed robbery

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville Police are investigating an armed robbery, after a woman was robbed at knife point, Sunday morning.

The incident happened around 9:57 a.m.

Knoxville Police say the victim was walking on Bernard Avenue when she noticed a man working on a truck. The man told the victim that his friends were coming to pick him up. Minutes later a red four door car arrived. The victim asked for a ride to her nearby home. The driver agreed to take her.

Authorities say the driver took her to Broadway Shopping Center. She offered to pay the driver. When she pulled out the cash, the man pulled out a knife, punched her in the face and took her money. As she tried to get out the car, the male pushed her out.

Police describe the man as a heavier set white male wearing blue jeans.


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