Authorities looking for suspect in armed robbery

Brittany Davenport News Herald

Members of the Loudon County Sheriff's Office are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery in Greenback.

The Family Dollar Store in Greenback was robbed at gunpoint Saturday according to officials.

The Loudon County Sheriff's Department responded to the store around 6:27 p.m. after a white male covering his face with a mask and scarf carrying a pistol took several hundred in cash out of the cash register, according to the police report. The man turned to leave out the front door, but came back and took several hundred additional dollars in cash from a different location in the store, said LCSD Det. Patrick Upton.

The suspect fled out the front door in an unknown direction, Upton said. Several pieces of evidence were obtained and are being sent off for testing. 

According to Upton, the next three months will be a busy time for thefts and robberies with the holidays. "This year may be one of the worst years for robberies in a long time," he said.

Anyone with any information about the robbery contact the LCSD at 988-2306.