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Armed Bank Robbery in Newport

FBI Knoxville December 27, 2012
  • Public Affairs Specialist Joyce McCants (865) 544-0751

The FBI and the Newport Police Department are investigating an armed robbery of the Tennessee State Bank branch located at 107 Epley Road in Newport, Tennessee that occurred on December 26, 2012. Two men, one armed with an assault-type rifle, entered the bank demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money from the tellers, the two are believed to have fled in a silver SUV. The robbers are more fully described below:

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call the FBI at (865) 544-0751 or the Newport Police Department at (423) 623-5556.