Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Passing a note and demanding cash, an unknown man robbed the US Bank today. Around 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 officers rushed to the bank, at 300 Pleasant Grove Road, after receiving a 911 call from an employee about a robbery. The suspect fled the bank area on foot, and he was not located after a comprehensive search. It is believed that a getaway vehicle was nearby.
Further investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank and walked up to the front counter. He slid a note over to a bank employee, which had a message demanding cash. After retrieving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect ran out of the bank, but his whereabouts after that is unknown. Detectives with Mt. Juliet’s Criminal Investigative Division and Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene to conduct a thorough investigation. Time was spent in hopes of gathering evidence to lead them to the suspect.
The suspect is described as a white male with a medium build, who is possibly in his 40’s or 50’s. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a ball cap, black jacket, white shirt, and blue jeans.
No one was injured during this incident. The suspect matches the description of a man who robbed a bank in Johnson City, Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina. It is likely that the suspect is targeting banks along the interstate corridors.
The last bank robbery reported in Mt. Juliet was in November of 2015.
Anyone with any information about this crime is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at http://www.mjpd.org/. The FBI’s Memphis Field Office can also be reached at (901) 747-4300 or online at tips.fbi.gov.
(Photo Credits: Mark Bellew)