Crimetracker: Armed robbery at Knoxville Sonic

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Knoxville Police say the Sonic close to John Sevier and Chapman Highway was robbed Sunday.

It happened just minutes before 6:30 PM.

Officers say a white car pulled into the lot, parked, and ordered a drink.

When an employee approached the car with the drink the driver got out, grabbed the employee's shirt and pointed a small handgun at her stomach.

That's when police say the suspect told her to throw her money into the car.

The employee gave the robber her money and walked away.

The white car drove off.

Police are looking for a larger white male wearing a black jacket.

The car appeared to be a large 4-door Ford Crown Victoria.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 242129951 -
Gray Television, Inc.