Knox deputies seek two women in connection with armed robbery

By: Amanda Price, WVLT Intern
By: Amanda Price, WVLT Intern

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) - Knox County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two women involved in a robbery in South Knoxville that happened shortly before noon Tuesday.

Knox County deputies say two women went to the home of Norris Smithers on Young Avenue asking to use her phone.

After they were let in, one woman immediately pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and ordered her accomplice to take a box of medicine on a table along with money, jewelry, and a small stereo.

The robbers then told the victim not to call anyone for ten minutes after they left.

Smithers watched the women travel towards Eddington Road.

Smithers was not injured but was taken to Baptist Hospital by Rural-Metro for treatment of chest pains.

Deputies say one suspect was a woman described as tall, and thin with blonde hair past her shoulders. She was wearing a black coat with jeans and had a scar on her right hand.

The second robber is also a women. Deputies say she had red hair. She was wearing a black coat with baggy flared jeans. She had several piercing in her ears and one in her nose and lip.

If you have any information you are asked to contact the Knox County Sheriff's Office at 865-215-2243.

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