|Published: 9:09 AM, 06/19/2013
||Last updated: 9:10 AM, 06/19/2013
Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-A brazen daylight robbery
Tuesday morning at a local motel had authorities searching for an
armed suspect at press time.
Investigators said the suspect, a white
male in his early 20s, around 5-foot-7 and 130 pounds, walked into
the Hilltop Hotel just off Interstate 75 in Sweetwater with a small
handgun around 9:30 a.m. and robbed two people in their room.
No one was hurt during the robbery,
The suspect fled the scene on foot.
Sweetwater Police and Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies then
began a massive manhunt for the alleged robber, using a search dog to
The area behind the hotel is heavily
wooded and a heavy thundershower came not long after the robbery,
making the hunt a challenge.
Police said in a press release the
suspect was wearing a grey bandana partially covering his face, a
navy blue hooded shirt, black cargo pants and work boots.
If you have information, call
Sweetwater Police at 423-337-6151 or the 911 Center at 423-442-4357.
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