A Maryville man was robbed at his home on Mentor Road early on the morning of July 17.
The 76-year-old man received bruises and abrasions during a scuffle with the suspect, but was otherwise uninjured.
The man told Sheriff’s deputies that around 7 a.m., someone knocked on his door; he looked out the peephole, but he couldn’t see anyone. He opened the door, and a man in a ski mask rushed into the house. The victim shot a round from a handgun, but missed the suspect. The two then scuffled, and the suspect got the gun away from the victim, and then bound his hands. The suspect asked the victim for his money. The victim gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspect fled from the residence on foot.
Sheriff’s Office K-9 team responded to the man’s residence, but the suspect was not located. The suspect is described as being 5 feet 8 or 9 inches tall, 150 to 160 pounds. He had a black ski mask pulled over his face. He was wearing gloves and a long sleeve shirt.
If anyone has any information regarding this robbery, or may have seen any suspicious persons in the area of Mentor Road, please call the Criminal Investigation Division at 865-273-5001 during regular business hours, or the 24 hour crime hotline at 865-273-5200.