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Police Search For Alleged Mid-State Bank Robbers

Posted at 1:24 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 22:17:45-05

A manhunt has gotten underway for a suspect who allegedly robbed a bank in Bellevue.

According to officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the incident happened shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday at a US Bank on Highway 70 South.

Agents said the suspect entered the building, approached a teller, and presented a note demanding money. From there, he fled with an undisclosed amount of money. 

He was last seen driving a white Chevrolet Express work van on Interstate 40 East towards Nashville.

Investigators said he’s an African American male in his late 40s to early 50s and is around 5’6”-5’8” tall.

Minutes later, a second bank was robbed in White House, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation said there was no information that showed the two robberies are connected.

On Tuesday, around 10 a.m. the Farmers Bank, located at 2790 Highway 31 West in White House was robbed by an unidentified man.

 

The man entered the bank, approached a teller, and presented a note demanding money. 

 

The man then fled the bank after receiving an undisclosed amount of money, and was last seen driving a dark green small sedan. 

 

Officials said the sedan had right front end damage and was missing the right side hubcap. It was last seen driving North on Highway 31 West.

 

The bank robber was described as a white man, approximately 5’10” tall, in his early to mid 30’s, with an average build.

 

The incidents remained under investigation.

Anyone with information should call the FBI at (615) 232-7500 or Nashville Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.