BRIEF: Masked man attempts to rob Dollar General
KNOXVILLE, Jan 27, 2013 (Menafn - The Knoxville News-Sentinel - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --A man wearing a mask attempted to rob a Dollar General store this morning in South Knoxville.
The man entered the store at 4219 Chapman Hwy. about 9:30 a.m., according to the Knoxville Police Department.
He asked a customer where a clerk was and was directed to the manager who was stocking shelves.
The man reportedly told the manager to open the safe and the manager said no.
The man told the manager he had a knife, and the manager replied he had a bigger one and put his hand in his pocket.
The suspect fled empty-handed from the store toward downtown.
A full description was not immediately available, but witnesses said he was wearing a dark hoodie and a ski mask or "wrestling mask."
More details as they develop online and in Monday's News Sentinel.
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