Police: suspect in Johnson City bank robbery now suspect in Middle Tennessee robbery

    (Mt Juliet Police/Mark Bellew)

    The suspect in a Johnson City bank robbery that happened on January *, is now also a suspect in a Mt. Juliet, Tenn. bank robbery.

    The Middle Tennessee robbery happened at the US Bank on Pleasant Grove Road in Mt. Juliet on the afternoon of January 8th.

    According to police, the suspect passed a note demanding cash.

    An employee called 911 about the robbery.

    Police said the suspect fled the area on foot and got away.

    It was believed a getaway vehicle was nearby.

    The investigation revealed that the suspect entered the bank and walked up to the front counter.

    He slid a note over to a bank employee, which had a message demanding cash.

    After retrieving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect ran out of the bank, but his whereabouts after that is unknown.

    Detectives with Mt. Juliet’s Criminal Investigative Division and Federal Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene.

    Police describe the suspect as a white male with a medium build, who is possibly in his 40’s or 50’s. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a ball cap, black jacket, white shirt, and blue jeans.

    No one was hurt during the robbery.

    Man suspected of robberies in Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina

    Mt. Juliet investigators said they believe their suspect is the same man who robbed banks in Johnson City and Asheville during the first week of 2019.

    The man robbed the Mountain Commerce Bank on Bristol Highway about 2:45 p.m. January 4th.

    He demanded cash from a clerk.

    Authorities also believe he robbed a SunTrust Bank location in Asheville on January 2n.

    Police there said a man handed the teller a note demanding money. He also suggested he had a gun.

    In both instances, he got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

    Authorities in North Carolina and Tennessee are working with the FBI to find the suspect.

    You can call police in Asheville, Johnson City or Mt Juliet with tips.

    You can submit to the FBI via this link.

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