Two businesses robbed in Lenoir City

Brittany Davenport News Herald

Lenoir City Police are looking for two white males following a pair of robberies on Thursday and Friday, New Year's Eve.

The Food City pharmacy was robbed around noon Friday after a 6-foot white male weighing around 189 pounds handed a worker a note asking for oxycodone and Opana, a narcotic pain medicine, said Lenoir City Police Chief Don White.

The note also stated the robber had other people in the store with him and the clerk shouldn't do anything stupid and stated, "You don't want to get hurt," White said. 

The worker complied with the robber giving him 150 oxycodone pills, but no Opana, White said. "He left the store and no one was hurt."

The suspect left in a gold Dodge Intrepid believed to be an early 1990s model.

Another robbery occurred Thursday night around 7:30 p.m. at the Panaderia Y Pasteleria, located at 507 E. Broadway, White said.

A white male approximately 5-foot 8-inches entered the store asking for money. The clerk, who was the only one in the store at the time, handed over all the money in the register, totaling around $300. The suspect also took the clerk's purse with an undisclosed amount of money, White said.

Both robberies are currently under investigation. Anyone with information about the robberies can contact the Lenoir City Police Department at 986-2005.