Suspect arrested after 5 robberies in Knoxville

(Photo: Knox County Sheriff)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A man was arrested Wednesday in connection with robberies at four businesses in Knox County.

Mark Allen Islitzer, 39, was arrested at the Red Roof Inn at 5334 Central Avenue Pike around 10 p.m.

Investigators say Islitzer robbed a Check Advance of America at 402 North Cedar Bluff on May 27 and May 31.

Also, he is the suspect in three other armed robberies in Knoxville that happened in the past two weeks: Cash Express at 8373 Kingston Pike, Subway on Walbrook Drive and Walker Springs, and Advance America at 2901 Tazewell Pike.

He faces charges for armed robbery and is being held at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $90,000 combined bond.

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