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Seeking Information on Clayton Bank & Trust Robber

FBI Knoxville September 11, 2009
  • Public Affairs Specialist Joyce McCants (865) 544-0751

The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Chief Sterling Owen, IV of the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the man who robbed a Knoxville bank today.

At approximately 11:04 a.m., a man entered the Clayton Bank & Trust located at 620 Market Street in Knoxville and presented a note, threatened to have a gun, and demanded money. Witnesses described the suspect as a white male, dark hair, late 20s to early 30s, between 5’6” and 5’8” tall, and weighing between 160-180 pounds. The suspect was wearing a white t-shirt with writing, blue jeans, wire-rim glasses, and was carrying a black bag with a shoulder strap. After obtaining an undetermined amount of money, the suspect left the scene on foot headed toward Market Square.

A reward is being offered for information which leads to the arrest of this individual. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 865-544-0751 or the KPD at 865-215-7212. This matter is being jointly investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF), which consists of personnel from the FBI, KPD, and KCSO; and by the KPD Major Crimes Unit.

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