The Oak Ridge Police Department is searching for two suspects in an armed robbery at a check cashing store that led officers to set up a temporary perimeter at a nearby apartment complex on Friday.
The robbery at Check Into Cash at 361 South Illinois Avenue was reported about 3:15 p.m. Friday.
“Several officers and detectives arrived on scene within minutes of being dispatched and immediately initiated a search for two suspects described as a black male and black female, who were armed with handguns and had reportedly fled the business on foot,” the City of Oak Ridge said in a press release.
“Officers canvassed the area and talked with an eyewitness who stated both suspects were last seen running between buildings at the Manhattan Apartment complex in the 200 block of North Purdue Avenue,” the release said. “A section of North Purdue Avenue was temporarily closed while police established containment around the three apartment buildings the suspects were believed to have fled. No suspects were located, and the investigation is still ongoing at this time.”
Anyone with any information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Oak Ridge Police Department at (865) 425-4399 or (865) 425-3503.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. No further information is being released at this time, the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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