Police seek help identifying gunman who robbed Hermitage bank Tuesday

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 7:40pm
Staff reports
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Police and the FBI want help identifying this suspect.

Metro detectives along with the FBI are asking for help in identifying the man who shot at a Pinnacle Bank employee at the bank’s 4715 Andrew Jackson Parkway branch during a robbery Tuesday.

The gunman entered the bank just before 2 p.m., demanded money and yelled, “No police.” The gunman saw a female bank employee look out of a conference room door nearby and shut the door. As she did so, the suspect shot through the door, and the bullet lodged in the conference room wall, according to police.

The woman was injured on her hand, possibly from hitting it on the conference room table as she tried to take cover. She was later treated at Summit Medical Center.

After firing the shot, the gunman robbed one of the tellers and escaped.

Detectives believe he ran to an older model white Pontiac Grand Prix in a strip mall parking lot behind the bank. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid button-up short sleeve shirt over a light blue or gray long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, a white floppy hat, sunglasses and a black Nike backpack.

Surveillance images show that he may have used makeup, spray tan or a similar substance to darken his face.

Police urge anyone recognizing the gunman to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.   Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or by logging onto www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

7 Comments on this post:

By: Jughead on 7/25/12 at 9:22

I think it is Al Jolson.

By: NewYorker1 on 7/25/12 at 9:23

The Tennessean reported that this robber may not be a black man, but a white man with makeup on to look like a black guy. See how black people are treated in this hellhole of a country? I hate the United States. I can't WAIT to get the hell out of here and denounce my citizenship.

By: wataboutbob on 7/25/12 at 10:29

I'm sure no one here will miss you NY'r. As a matter of fact we'll be a lot better off.
I suppose bank robbers in clown masks are prejudicial against clowns?!?
Sometimes a disguise is only a disguise.

By: MetalMan on 7/25/12 at 11:57

Thanks a lot Jughead, I just spewed iced tea all over my laptop! AL JOLSON?!! ROFLMAO - OUT LOUD!

By: MetalMan on 7/25/12 at 11:59

P.S. Mr/Ms New Yorker, Delta's ready when you are! I'd rather be in cat hell with no scratchers than New York, but if that floats your boat, have at it.

By: NewYorker1 on 7/25/12 at 1:31

Don't get mad at me because you guys are racist.

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 7/26/12 at 10:31

NewYorker1 - Of course, you'd be stupid enough to believe anything "reported" by the Tennessean, I'm sure. Hey, maybe he was a member of the Tea Party, too! I spent the early years of my life in NYC and the greatest gift my parents ever gave me was moving me out of there at age 12. You apparently didn't get out in time. You need to go on back.