Police searching for West Knoxville bank robber

Bank surveillance photo of man wanted for robbing the First Tennessee Bank on Downtown West Blvd on Friday, Jaunary 18, 2008.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Knoxville Police officers and the FBI are searching for a bank robber in West Knoxville.

Around 3:22 p.m. police were called to the First Tennessee Bank on Downtown West Boulevard at Kingston Pike.

KPD spokesperson Darrell DeBusk says the suspect handed a teller a note that said he had a gun. He demanded money and left with an undetermined amount.

Witnesses describe the man as a black, in his mid to upper 20’s, medium build, 6’0”, unshaven, and wearing a blue zip-up jacket and jeans.

He was also wearing a dark colored hat with an unknown design.

He may have left the area in a dark blue or black van.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of this individual. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at (865) 544-0751, or KPD at (865) 215-7212.

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