First Peoples Bank robbed, police searching for suspect

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Authorities are trying to track down the man who robbed an east Knoxville bank early Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the Knoxville Police Dept., the Crime Lab, and the FBI responded to the First Peoples Bank, 7522 Asheville Hwy., after it was robbed shortly before 1:30 p.m.

They were told the suspect walked up to the counter and pulled out a camouflage bag and demanded money. He then took off on foot heading east on Asheville Hwy.

The suspect was described as a slender white man, 5'8", 160 lbs., and wearing a dark t-shirt, dark cargo pants, a ball cap, and sunglasses.

Members of the are trying to find the man who held a Knoxville bank early Wednesday afternoon.

The First Peoples Bank at 7522 Asheville Hwy. was robbed shortly before 1:30 p.m. Authorities said the suspect w

Police said they are looking for a man, 5'8" 160lbs., wearing a dark t-shirt, dark cargo pants, a ball cap, and sunglasses.


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