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Crime Of The Week: Aug. 7

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Metro police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation need the public's help finding a man they believe robbed a downtown Nashville bank.

Police are sure someone saw the suspect as they entered and left the bank.

The robbery happened at one of the busiest times of the day.

It happened three weeks ago at the Bank of America branch at 1534 Church St.

At 12:30 p.m., a man walked into the bank and waited in line. Then he asked the first available teller for change wrappers.

After receiving them, the man then passed a hold-up note to the bank teller, telling them that this was a robbery.

"As she is reading the note he implies that he will kill her if someone inside the bank does not comply," said Keith Sutherland, a Metro police detective.

The teller gave the man the money and he left.

The robbery was captured on surveillance cameras.

"We have excellent digital images, some of the better quality I've seen," Sutherland said.

Police said robber was about 6 feet 2 inches to 6 feet to 4 inches tall and weighed between 220 and 240 pounds.

He wore a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap. He also had a full throttle emblem on his shirt.

"Due to the time of the robbery, approximately 12:30, and the fact it was in close proximity to downtown Nashville we feel a citizen or someone passing by may have seen this individual either pre- or post-bank robbery," Sutherland said.

If anyone knows who this man is or has information about the robbery at the Bank of America on Church Street, they should call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Information that results in the arrest and prosecution of a suspect could earn someone up to $1,000.

Callers may remain anonymous.

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