Crime Of Week: Feb. 12, 2008 - | Nashville News, Weather & Sports

Crime Of Week: Feb. 12, 2008

Jim Lambert Jim Lambert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A $6,000 reward is available to anyone who helps Metro police and the FBI find a bank robber.

Police said he is brazen and dangerous. He used a gun and didn't seem to mind how many customers are in the bank.

His actions were caught on tape.

The suspect appeared to be waiting in a surveillance video from the Wilson Bank and Trust branch on Andrew Jackson Parkway in Hermitage.

"He appears to be getting his courage up before he goes in," said Jim Lambert, Metro detective.

Finally, he walked in behind two children. He pulled a pistol and started holding up the tellers one by one.

Other customers inside the bank seemed oblivious to what was happening.

"He didn't actually get loud or anything of this nature, but he, at one point, put the pistol in the face of a teller," Lambert said.

When he got to the final teller he pushed a customer out of the way. The teller filled a bag with cash.

Police said he ran behind the bank into the Jackson Meadows condominium complex.

"This is a little bit more violent and more dangerous to the public than the normal run of the mill quiet bank robber," Lambert said.

Police think he might be the same person who robbed the same bank in September. That time he wore a Halloween mask.

Police are hoping someone will remember a man who had the two masks.

"They see both masks and they realize they've seen those around the house or whatever they need to call us for his sake just as much as for the public's sake," Lambert said.

If anyone has information about the robberies at the Wilson Bank and Trust, call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Crime Stoppers will pay callers up to $1,000 if their information that leads to an arrest and prosecution in the case. Wilson Bank and Trust is offering an additional $5,000.

Callers may remain anonymous.

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