2 caught in Band-Aid wearing bank bandit robbery caper

By: Brian Gregory
By: Brian Gregory

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) Knoxville Police now say two men are in custody in connection with the robbery of one bank in North Knoxville, and police say one or both of them may be suspects in another.

Knoxville Police were called to Home Federal Bank on Broadway at Atlantic around 3:30 p.m. The suspect was wearing several Band-Aids on his face. That's the same description of the man that robbed the SunTrust Bank on Tazewell Pike in North Knoxville Wednesday.

Knoxville Police spokesperson Darrell DeBusk says officers found a car believed to be the getaway vehicle on Banks Avenue shortly after the robbery. The driver of the vehicle was arrested. A second suspect then emerged from a nearby home and fled from police on foot.

DeBusk says that man was also arrested on Shamrock Street, but complained of chest pains so he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

DeBusk says police believe the man who fled was actually the man who robbed the bank, the other may have been the driver of the getaway car.

DeBusk says Knoxville Police are trying to determine whether the men were also involved in Wednesday's robbery of the SunTrust Bank.

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