Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Seeking Information on Two Men Who Robbed a First Tennessee Bank Branch

The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Chief Sterling Owen IV of the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men who robbed a Knoxville bank today.

At approximately today, two men entered the First Tennessee Bank located at
3900 Western Avenue
in Knoxville, Tennessee and verbally demanded money. Witnesses described Suspect #1 as a white male, approximately 35 to 40 years old, approximately 6’ tall with a medium build, weighing approximately 200 pounds. Suspect #1 was further described as wearing blue jeans, a dark colored, long sleeve button-up shirt over a dark colored t-shirt, a khaki fishing hat and a dust filter mask.

Suspect #2 was described as a white male, approximately 6’ tall, large build, weighing approximately 250 pounds wearing blue jeans, a long sleeve, gray, button-down shirt, a dark colored fishing hat and a dust filter mask After obtaining an undetermined amount of money, the suspects left the scene in a vehicle described as possibly being a white, Chevrolet S-10 pickup. Based on witnesses' descriptions and bank surveillance photos, at least one of the suspects may be involved in additional bank robberies.

A reward is being offered for any information which leads to the arrest of these individuals. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 865-544-0751 or the KPD at 865-215-7212. This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (which consists of personnel from the FBI, KPD, and KCSO) and the KPD Major Crimes Unit.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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