Suspect wanted in West Knox County restaurant burglary

(Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who robbed a West Knox County business Tuesday night.

The sheriff’s office said a man with a handgun entered a Subway restaurant, located at 508 Lovell Road, just before 10:00 p.m. Deputies said the man demanded money from employees, took the cash and ran away from the store.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’8 to 5’10, 170-200 pounds and in his mids-20 to mids-30s, according to the sheriff’s office. He was wearing a black ski mask, black jacket, blue jeans and black and white tennis shoes at the time of the robbery.

Deputies said the suspect should be considered “armed and dangerous.” Anyone with information is asked to contact Knox County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at (865) 215-2243.

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