Police Search For Clarksville Bank Robber

Posted at 4:34 PM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 17:35:27-05

Officials with the Clarksville police Department have asked for the public's help in finding the man responsible for a bank robbery.

The Dover Road Cumberland Bank & Trust was robbed Tuesday at 12:48 p.m.

Police said a male suspect wearing eyeglasses and a suit and tie robbed the bank. The suspect was also wearing a blue or purple cap and dreadlocks that may have been a wig.

The suspect handed a bank employee a note; he did not display a weapon. The suspect left on foot with the money in a pink and purple bag. 

“We helped to set a perimeter and assist with a canine team track of the suspect,” stated Seay.

Another CPD officer, Sergeant Joel Gibbons, who was working off duty security at a different bank on a nearby street, immediately deployed and confronted a suspect right after the robbery was broadcast. When the suspect ran, Gibbons caught and detained that individual in the nearby Sonic Restaurant parking lot.

The detainee, however, turned out to be a runaway juvenile who was also being sought by police. There is no evidence at this time to link the juvenile to the bank robbery.

Crime scene officers began processing the crime scene shortly before 1:30 p.m. Anyone with information about this robbery was asked to call the detective at 931-648-0656, ext. 5269.