Crimetracker: Morristown police looking for armed robber

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MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Morristown Police Department is looking for an armed robber who held up two stores Friday afternoon.

According to police, a tall, slender, white male wearing a ski mask, black and white checked jacket, jeans, and a grey hoodie robbed Stephanie's Ultimate Tanning at 1834 Buffalo Trail at approximately 4:30 p.m.

A man matching the same description then robbed Check into Cash located at 1629 East Andrew Johnson Highway at approximately 6:00 p.m. The suspect brandished a small handgun and forced store employees into a back room before leaving the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is further described as approximately 6 feet tall with dark eyes and freckles which could be seen under his eyes through the mask. Investigators are reviewing store surveillance footage looking for clues.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call Morristown Police Department Detective Mark McElhaney at 423-585-4640 or the Anonymous Crime Tips Line 423-585-1833.

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