West Knoxville bank robbed at gunpoint

West Knoxville bank robbed at gunpoint

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Officials say the BB&T, 11113 Parkside Drive, was robbed at gunpoint around 11 a.m. Monday. Officials say the BB&T, 11113 Parkside Drive, was robbed at gunpoint around 11 a.m. Monday.
The FBI posted on its Twitter account that it is searching for a white male, standing 6-feet one-inch tall with brown hair and a goatee. He was wearing a Carhartt hat, a blue coat and glasses. (source: FBI) The FBI posted on its Twitter account that it is searching for a white male, standing 6-feet one-inch tall with brown hair and a goatee. He was wearing a Carhartt hat, a blue coat and glasses. (source: FBI)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knoxville Federal Bureau of Investigation is searching for a man suspected of robbing a West Knoxville bank.

Officials say the BB&T, 11113 Parkside Drive, was robbed at gunpoint around 10:53 a.m. Monday.

The suspect pulled out a silver handgun and demanded money from the bank employees. He then ran eastbound, past the Jimmy John's restaurant.

The FBI says they are looking for a white male standing around 6 feet tall in his late twenties to early thirties. He reportedly weighs 180 to 200 pounds with a medium build. He had brown hair and a goatee.

The suspect was wearing a brown Carhartt cap, a navy blue jacket, dark pants and glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call Knoxville FBI at (865) 544-0751 or the Knoxville Police Department at (865) 215-7212. A reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

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