Man suspected of robbing Walgreens now behind bars

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.(WVLT)--Some quick action by Knoxville Police lands a suspected armed robber behind bars. Around 11:15 Monday morning police got a robbery call at the Walgreens on Clinton Highway and Merchants Road.

When officers got to the store witnesses told them a white man entered the store and walked up to the front register and said he had a gun. He demanded the cashier give him the cash.

The employee complied with the demand and the suspect fled the store. Witnesses told police it looked like the robber tried to get into a Gold Chrysler 300 with Ohio Tags.

The car took off out of the parking lot and the robber ran away. A few minutes later Officer Robert Cook saw a man who appeared to be the original suspect at King Tires near Clinton Hwy. and Bradshaw Garden.

He arrested Curtis Lowe without incident. Investigators say the amount of cash Lowe had on him matched the amount stolen from Walgreens.

Several minutes later, Officer Todd Green was at the Weigels on Summit Hill when he was flagged down by two people driving a Gold Chrysler 300 with Ohio Tags.

The man and woman told him that a white male wearing a yellow jacket attempted to carjack them at the Walgreens on Clinton Hwy.

The two were detained and transported to the Safety Building to be interviewed by investigators. It is unclear at this time if they were involved in the robbery.

Lowe was wanted in connection with a robbery and home invasion in Anderson County Saturday. He is suspected of threatening a clerk at the Town Talk Market with a knife, then robbing the store.

Later Saturday night, Anderson County Deputies say he entered a home on Sulphur Springs Road, threatened the resident and demanded his wallet.

Authorities arrested three other people in connection with those crimes Saturday night. They were looking for Lowe.


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