KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - The man suspected of robbing First Tennessee Bank on Merchants Drive in Knoxville on Tuesday was arrested Thursday.
Craig Fine, 48, entered the bank with a gun, pointed it at the bank teller and customers and demanded money, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. While he was in the bank, Fine also fired his gun. Before leaving, officials say he also claimed to have a pipe bomb.
Fine was arrested after an anonymous tip was made to law enforcement officers. His vehicle was found at an apartment complex on Sevier Avenue in Knoxville. When they tried to arrest him, police say he attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended.
When police arrested Fine, they say he still had the money with him, both on his person and in the backseat floorboard of the suspect vehicle, still with First Tennessee Bank bands still around it. A gun was also found in the backseat, similar to the one used in the robbery
He is charged with armed bank robbery and brandishing and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.
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