published Thursday, October 24th, 2013

FBI releases suspect description, photos of Wednesday’s bank robber in East Brainerd

The FBI office in Knoxville released still frames from surveillance footage that captured images of a fully covered bank robber Wednedsay morning at the First Tennessee Bank.

The man who was wearing a black ski mask, black gloves, white long sleeved shirt and dark pants and shoes entered the bank where he brandished a semi automatic handgun. He fired two shots into the ceiling before making demands. During the robbery, a bank employee was shot and wounded. The employee suffered minor injuries according to police.

The suspect was between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a stocky build.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Knoxville FBI at 865-544-0751, or Chattanooga police at 698-2525. A reward is being offered for anyone who gives information leading to the arrest of the individual.

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