Crimetracker: Robbers getting bold in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Robbers are getting bold across Knox County.

The Sheriff's Department warning that they aren't waiting until night to strike.

Day time robberies are on the rise.

Addicts looking for quick cash are beginning to risk being seen by witnesses and hitting restaurants and stores during busy hours.

They risk being spotted because they can score more.

It's not just the register they're after, they have been targeting customers as well.

Sheriff's warning people at home to be vigilant but not a vigilante.

Pay attention to details and call 911 if you witness anything suspicious.