KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Police are searching for the person who robbed a Rural Metro Fire Station, 1332 Timbergrove Drive, overnight Wednesday.
According to police reports, one of the firefighters heard a noise in the middle of the night. He told authorities he thought it was another firefighter using the restroom. When he got up himself, the firefighter noticed his wallet, computer, and other items were missing. He then went out an checked his truck, which he said had been ransacked, though he doesn't know if anything was taken.
The firefighter called police around 3:00 a.m. He told them the firehouse and his truck wee locked. Officers believe the suspect used a tool to pry a deadbolt loose. The suspect apparently used the firefighters keyless entry to unlock the truck.
The firefighter said he noticed a 5'10" man, wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans running away from the station.
Police also noted another robbery occurred in the same area and witnesses gave police the same description of the suspect.