Ice Cream man foils robbery

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KNOXVILLE (WVLT) – A man attempted to rob an ice cream vendor late Friday afternoon in South Knoxville.

Police say it happened just before 4:00 PM on Maryville Pike. According to the vendor, a black male wearing a hooded sweat shirt with a t-shirt pulled over his face pulled out a weapon and demanded money from him.

The vendor grabbed his own money and ran to a nearby business at 1316 Maryville Pike and called the authorities.

Witnesses told police the suspect fled the area on foot, and was last seen running toward Montgomery Village Apartments.

If you have any information on the attempted robbery, please call the KPD Tip Line at (865) 215-7212.

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