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Robbery of Oak Ridge National Lab Federal Credit Union

FBI Knoxville August 24, 2013
  • Supervisory Special Agent Marshall Stone (865) 544-0751

The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Chief David Rausch of the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the man who robbed the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) Federal Credit Union on August 24, 2013.

At approximately 11:05 a.m., the suspect entered the ORNL Federal Credit Union located at 5505 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee, threatened that he had a bomb, displayed a note, and demanded money. Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his mid-20s, approximately 5’7” to 5’9” tall, weighing approximately 150 to 160 pounds with a slender build, dirty blond hair, and having unkempt, unshaven facial hair. The suspect was wearing a black T-shirt, black shorts, and a camouflage baseball-style hat.

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After obtaining an undetermined amount of money, the suspect fled the scene, leaving behind a package. The KPD Explosive Ordinance Disposal team responded and determined the package was a hoax device.

A reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest of this individual. Anyone with information is asked to please call the Knoxville FBI at 865-544-0751 or KPD at 865-215-7212. This matter is being jointly investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and KPD Major Crimes Unit.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.