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Detectives Working to Identify Bank Robber who Fired Shot into Ceiling


October 31, 2013


Metro Police and the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force are working to identify the man who late this afternoon entered Suntrust Bank’s 2509 Murfreesboro Pike branch, fired a single shot into the ceiling, and took cash from a vault.
Just before 4 p.m., the gunman entered the bank, fired the shot, and demanded that he be let into the vault from where he took money and then fled.
The gunman is described as a black man in his 20s to 30s.  He is approximately 5’7” tall with a slim build.  He wore all black clothing and covered his face with black pantyhose.
Anyone recognizing the robber from the accompanying surveillance photos is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.  Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at  Persons who contact Crime Stoppers by phone, text or Internet can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.