Armed robbery reported at Carter County Bank in Elizabethton

(FBI Knoxville)

Police are searching for a male suspect accused of demanding cash at gunpoint at Carter County Bank in Elizabethton Wednesday afternoon.

Elizabethton Chief of Police Jason Shaw told WCYB that the man entered the finance center just after 1:30 p.m. with his face covered and pointed the weapon at the teller.

The suspect is described as a white male between 50 and 55-years-old who was wearing a yellow shirt. He exited the bank and left the scene on Milligan Avenue headed toward Johnson City in a silver Ford Fusion with a sunroof.

The FBI is also assisting in the investigation.

Dale Fair, president and COO of Bank of Tennessee issued a statement Wednesday afternoon:

All our employees followed procedures and we are grateful no one was harmed. We would like to thank the Elizabethton Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation for their quick and efficient response. The branch will be open regular business hours tomorrow, Thursday October 18, 2018.

Anyone with information on the suspect can call their local law enforcement agency, the Elizabethton PD at (423) 542-4141 or the FBI's Knoxville offices at (865) 544-0751. Anonymous tips can be made by clicking here.

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