UPDATE: Suspected Knoxville bank robber caught in getaway cab

Knoxville (WVLT) A bank robbery suspect hailed a taxi cab for his getaway vehicle this afternoon.

But it was a cheap cab fare, because Knoxville police caught him in seven minutes.

Officers say around 1:15 PM, the suspect entered the BB&T Bank on Merchants Drive.

Investigators say he handed the teller a note demanding money.

He fled the scene in a cab which was spotted a short time later on Clinton Highway.

Police spokesperson Darrell DeBusk says right now, it doesn't appear this man is wanted in any other area bank robberies.

The money was recovered, and no one was injured.


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  • by unknown Location: knoxville on Jan 3, 2008 at 06:32 AM
    Wow this just proves it some people are just plain dumb did they not realize they would easily be caught this way they should have at least maybe tried to get away on foot and then call a cab that would have made more sense at least it would have took the police longer to find them and they could have at least got to enjoy spending some of the money , but it just proves some people never get away from trying to prove that Tennessee is full of hillbillies

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