UPDATE: City workers robbed of cash and pants at gunpoint
Police say four city workers, who were mowing the grass in the area, were robbed of their cash at gunpoint.
UPDATE: Chattanooga police are looking for the person who robbed four Chattanooga Public Works employees at gunpoint, forcing two to remove their pants.
Officers were called to the 1800 block of E. 27th Street around 9:45 Thursday morning on reports of a robbery.
Police say four city workers, who were mowing the grass in the area, were robbed of their cash at gunpoint. The suspect approached the workers with a black semi-automatic 9mm pistol.
The suspect then forced two of the workers to remove their pants before fleeing the scene. The workers' city radios were tossed into a nearby yard and personal cellphones were also taken, according to a Channel 3 source.
Police describe the suspect as a black male who is believed to be 20-28 years old. He's 5'5" to 5'10" tall with a clean shaven face, and shoulder length braided hair. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans, and blue Nike Jordan shoes.
No one was injured in the robbery.
Chattanooga police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525
Stay with Channel 3 as the search for the suspect continues.