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Searching for Man who Robbed BB&T Bank Branch in Knoxville

FBI Knoxville December 17, 2010
  • Public Affairs Specialist Joyce McCants (865) 544-0751

The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the man who robbed a BB&T Bank branch today.

At approximately 5:00 p.m. today, the suspect entered the BB&T Bank located at 7108 Maynardville Highway in Knoxville, presented a note, and verbally demanded money. Witnesses described the suspect as a white male, in his late 20s to early 30s, between 5’7” and 5’9” tall, weighing between 140 and 170 pounds, with a significant facial scar which extends from the corner of his mouth to the center of his cheek. Witnesses further described the suspect as having a mustache and goatee as well as a slight beard along his jaw line. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, work boots, and a light gray, hooded, pullover sweatshirt with blue lettering of the word “Florida” written across the chest. Suspect was also wearing a white, baseball cap with a Tennessee “Power T” displayed off-centered, to the right, with additional writing on the left side of the cap. Furthermore, suspect was wearing light-green, rubber gloves. 

After obtaining an undetermined amount of money, the suspect left the scene in what witnesses described as a white, four-door vehicle, possibly an older model Infiniti with tinted windows, a sunroof, and a rear-deck style spoiler. There was no tag displayed on the vehicle. A reward is being offered for any information which leads to the arrest of this individual. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 865-544-0751 or the KCSO at 865-215-2243.  This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (which consists of personnel from the FBI, KPD, and KCSO) and the KCSO Major Crimes Unit.

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

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