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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 06:31 PM

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Two Men On Run, One Dressed As Woman After Brazen West Knoxville Robbery Of Dry Cleaner

 The Knox County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying two men deputies said robbed a West Knoxville dry cleaners at gunpoint Friday.

Investigators said the men robbed the Farragut Cleaners at 430 N. Cedar Bluff Road around 4:00 Friday afternoon.

Deputies said one suspect brandished a gun at the clerk and demanded money. Authorities said both robbery suspects are black.

Deputies said one of the men was dressed as a woman, who was last seen wearing a salmon or pink tank top with a light colored tank top underneath. He was also wearing a yellow, turquoise and purple striped skirt and flip flops, according to authorities. The flip flops were left at the scene. KSCO said the man is 6 to 62, thin build and weighs about 150-160 pounds. Deputies said the man has black dreadlocks with red highlights that were about shoulder to mid-back length.

The second suspect was described as 6-62, medium build, around 200-210 pounds with short black hair. Deputies said the man was wearing a light colored t-shirt, blue jeans and dark blue or black hat.

Both suspects fled the scene in either a newer model dark blue or black Kia Optima or a dark blue or black Honda Civic.

Anyone with information is asked to call the KCSO at 215-2243.