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FBI Searching for Two Men Suspected in Multiple Convenience Store Robberies

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KNOXVILLE -- The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones of the Knox County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the men who robbed three Weigel's convenience stores.

The first robbery occurred on 10/15/2010, at the Weigel's store located at 1506 Emory Road. The second robbery occurred on 11/08/2010, at the Weigel's store located at 6802 Central Avenue Pike. The third robbery occurred on 01/23/2011, at the Weigel's store located at 5904 Washington Pike. In the first and third robberies, the suspects brandished a shotgun and a semi-automatic handgun. During the second robbery, both suspects brandished semi-automatic handguns.

Witnesses describe Suspect #1 as a white male, between 5'5" and 5'7" tall, wearing a black hoodie, black ski mask, and blue rubber gloves. Suspect #2 is described as a white male, between 5'9" and 6' tall, wearing black pants, a gray hoodie, a black ski mask, and blue rubber gloves.

During each of the robberies, the suspects obtained an undetermined amount of money and fled the scene by automobile. Possible vehicles used in the robberies are a red, 1996-1998 model Chevrolet Monte Carlo and/or a four-door Chevrolet Tracker. A reward is being offered for any information which leads to the arrest of these individuals. Anyone with information is asked to please call the Knoxville FBI at 865-544-0751 or the KCSO at 865-215-2243.

This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force—which consists of personnel from the FBI, KPD, and KCSO—and the KCSO Major Crimes Unit.

Published February 4, 2011

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