KPD: Heavyset man robs North Knoxville bank

By: Brian Gregory, Rob Pratt
By: Brian Gregory, Rob Pratt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) Knoxville Police may have caught the man suspected of being the "Black Tape Bandit", but they're now searching for another suspect in another bank robbery.

This one with a much larger description.

Witnesses at the SunTrust Bank on Merchants Drive describe this suspect as weighing over 300 pounds.

KPD spokesperson Darrell DeBusk says the man handed a teller a note around 10:30 a.m. and demanded money. DeBusk says the suspect had a reddish beard, wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans.

He fled the scene in an older model SUV.

If you have any information, call Knoxville Police at (865) 215-7212.

DeBusk says this robbery does not appear connected in any way to the "Black Tape Bandit".

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  • by jason Location: knoxville on Jan 9, 2008 at 04:37 PM
    guess the "black tape bandit" made it look too easy.

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