Crimetracker: Kids may have helped stop robbery suspect

By: Hunter Nark Email
By: Hunter Nark Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- School children may have helped stopped a robbery in Knoxville Tuesday afternoon, without even knowing it.

Police said Paul Grubbs, 24, pulled a gun on a woman at the Walgreens at 2400 N. Broadway. He hit her in the face with the weapon, demanded her wallet and took off in a gold SUV.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle at Broadway and Woodland Avenue. After a short pursuit, police arrested Grubbs on Tecoma at Whittle Springs.

Grubbs said he stopped because of the large number of kids in the area.

The gun was recovered and the suspect was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Reckless Endangerment, Evading Arrest, Driving on Revoked, Possession of a Weapon with the Intent to go Armed and two warrants that were on file.

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