Man claims he has gun, robs North Knoxville bank

Man claims he has gun, robs North Knoxville bank

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Officials say the suspect entered the Home Federal Bank, 3101 North Broadway, around 12:15 p.m. and handed bank personnel a note. He said he had a gun and demanded money. Officials say the suspect entered the Home Federal Bank, 3101 North Broadway, around 12:15 p.m. and handed bank personnel a note. He said he had a gun and demanded money.
The suspect was caught on surveillance camera. (source: FBI) The suspect was caught on surveillance camera. (source: FBI)
The suspect is described as a white male in his thirties, standing 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-1, and weighing 220 to 230 pounds. (source: FBI) The suspect is described as a white male in his thirties, standing 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-1, and weighing 220 to 230 pounds. (source: FBI)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public's help in identifying the man they say robbed a bank in North Knoxville Monday afternoon.

Officials say the suspect entered the Home Federal Bank, 3101 North Broadway, around 12:15 p.m. and handed bank personnel a note. He said he had a gun and demanded money.

The man was given an unknown amount of cash and ran away. He was last seen in the area of Dempster Street and Nickerson Avenue carrying a yellow plastic bag.

The suspect is described as a white male in his thirties, standing 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-1, and weighing 220 to 230 pounds.

He was unshaven with a stocky build. Officials say the suspect was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, gray hooded sweatshirt, white undershirt, blue jeans, and purple latex gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Knoxville FBI at (865) 544-0751 or Knoxville Police Department at (865) 215-7212.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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