Robber With Knife Hits 4 Different Stores Early Sunday Morning

Monday, December 24, 2012

Chattanooga Police said a robber armed with a knife hit four different stores in the early morning hours on Sunday.

The robberies took place between the hours of 1:35 a.m. to 3:44 a.m. at Kangaroo, 6960 Lee Hwy. 1:35 a.m.; Tiger Mart, 3504 Hixson Pike, 2:30 a.m.; Kangaroo, 5501 Hwy. 153, 2:39 a.m. and Kangaroo Express, 7020 E. Brainerd Road, 3:45 a.m.

Police said it appears the same suspect may have committed all four robberies. In all cases a black male entered the store and went to the restroom.

When he came from the restroom he was armed with a knife and demanded money.

He was described as 5'7” to 6' tall, thin build, dark complexion, thin mustache, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

He was possibly using a red vehicle, unknown make or model.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525 or Crime Stoppers at 423-698-3333

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