Metro police hope the public can help them identify the man who allegedly robbed SunTrust Bank’s 401 Commerce St. branch Monday afternoon.
The suspect approached the teller at 12:20 p.m. and demanded money, police said. The teller complied, and the suspect fled on foot.
Police describe the suspect as a black man in his late 30s who is approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a medium build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black jacket, black knit cap and faded jeans.
The SunTrust robbery is one of the first of the new year. Police saw a rash of bank robberies in the weeks that followed Thanksgiving — a half-dozen in a three-week period — but that activity tapered off toward year-end.
Anyone who has information concerning the robbery is urged to contact Detective Keith Sutherland with the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force at 232-7500 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.
For more on recent Nashville-area bank robberies, click here.