FBI: Grandpa Bank Robber Strikes Again

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

Knoxville (WVLT) -- The man that’s become known as the "Grandpa Bank Robber" has struck again, according to the FBI.

Agent Gary Kidder of the Knoxville Field Office says they believe the man that robbed the Tennessee Members First Credit Union branch in West Knoxville around 11:30 AM Thursday is the same man that robbed another West Knoxville bank twice and a Georgia bank once last month.

In the most recent robbery, Kidder says the suspect walked into the Tennessee Members First Credit Union, showed a gun and demanded money.

The branch is located on Kingston Pike in the Market Place shopping center near the Home Depot and Kroger.

Witnesses describe him in his mid-60’s with numerous wrinkles on his face, gray hair and wearing glasses.

He had on a ball cap, light colored short sleeve shirt, brown leather belt with a large silver buckle and blue jeans.

He is estimated at 5’8 weighing around 180 lbs.

That is the same description that was given for the man who robbed a First Tennessee Bank branch twice on October 1st and October 12th.

The “Grandpa Bank Robber” is also wanted for a robbery at a bank in Suwanee, Georgia, on October 24th.

A late 90s to early 2000 red Chevrolet S-10 standard cab pickup truck may be connected to the Georgia robbery.

We will continue to bring you the latest on this story on Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com


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