Deputies: Person tries to intervene in armed robbery in Knox County

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KNOX CO., Ky (WTVQ)- The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery.

Deputies say on December 21, just before 6:30 p.m., a man wearing a black mask, armed with a handgun entered A&B Quickstop on KY 225 demanding money.

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He immediately held a store occupant at gunpoint and forced him around the counter, deputies say.

According to deputies, while his attention was on the store clerk, a customer approached from behind and attempted to prevent the robbery. They say the suspect then assaulted the customer.

The suspect took a bag of money from the clerk and fled the scene.

Deputies and Barbourville Police later located the getaway vehicle and found items related to the robbery and worn by the suspect inside.

If you have any information or recognize the man in the picture taken from surveillance video, please contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Department at (606) 546-3181.