Music Row bank robbed

Monday, February 1, 2010 at 7:25pm
Staff reports
Metro police released this image from surveillance video at Bank of America's Music Row branch.

In what has become a familiar refrain with local law enforcement, police are again asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect who robbed the Music Row branch of Bank of America on Monday afternoon.

Metro police say the suspect walked into the branch at 1013 16th Ave. South at 2:30 p.m. and presented a robbery demand note. The teller complied, and the suspect took the cash and fled on foot southbound on 16th Avenue South.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 30s with a fair complexion. He is approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs about 210 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a black coat, black knit cap, dark sunglasses and khaki pants.

The Bank of America robbery continues a string of robberies at Davidson County banks that began around Thanksgiving. At one point, police were investigating six robberies in a three-week period.

The third this year, it follows the downtown SunTrust robbery Jan. 25 and the Wilson Bank & Trust robbery Friday in Hermitage.

In the Friday heist, two suspects armed with handguns entered the bank at 1 p.m. and demanded cash. The tellers complied and the suspects fled with the cash.

Anyone who has information is urged to contact the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force at 232-7500 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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