A tip to Crime Stoppers led to the identification and arrest of 24-year-old Ernest Hernandez in connection with Thursday morning’s robbery of a south Nashville bank.
A robber wearing a hood over his head, a bandanna over his mouth and sunglasses entered First Tennessee Bank on Concord Hills Drive at 10:50 a.m. and demanded money, police said. A teller complied and the robber fled the area in a red SUV.
While following up on the Crime Stoppers tip, officers spotted Hernandez on Tulip Grove Road. He was taken into custody by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and is being charged federally with bank robbery.
Hernandez’s potential connection to other Nashville area bank robberies remains under investigation.