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Seeking Information on Knoxville Bank Robber

FBI Knoxville October 30, 2009
  • Public Affairs Specialist Joyce McCants (865) 544-0751

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

At approximately 9:48 a.m., a man entered the Bank of America branch located at 9375 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee. After presenting a note and gesturing as if he had a weapon in his pocket, the suspect obtained an undetermined amount of money and fled the scene on foot.

Witnesses described the suspect as a black male in his late 30s to early 40s, with close cropped black hair, approximately 6’ tall, and weighing approximately 200 pounds. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a white tee shirt, and a red or maroon wind breaker jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 865-544-0751 or the Knoxville Police Department at 865-215-7212.

This matter is being investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (which consists of personnel from the FBI, KPD, and KCSO) and the KPD Major Crimes Unit.

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

Knoxville Bank Robbery Suspect, Photo 1 of 2 (10/30/09)

Knoxville Bank Robbery Suspect, Photo 2 of 2 (10/30/09)