Authorities are continuing their search for an unidentified man who managed to escape apprehension Wednesday afternoon after allegedly trying to rob a Bank of America branch in Murfreesboro.
Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect (pictured above) who attempted to rob a Bank of America branch Wednesday in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Photo submitted)
On Thursday, officials with the Murfreesboro Police Department released photos taken from video surveillance of the suspect who has not yet been identified. Detectives are hoping someone will recognize the man and call police.
The incident occurred just before noon in the 1600 block of Middle Tennessee Boulevard, according to a Police Department incident report.
According to the report, the suspect walked into the branch and handed a female teller a folded note demanding money.
“(The woman) stated that when she unfolded the note, it read, ‘Give me $10,000 and no alarms,’” Officer Clayton Williams reported.
When the woman began to look around the room in an effort to grab another employee’s attention, the suspect tried to stop her, according to the report.
“While she was looking around, the suspect began saying, ‘No, no, no,’” Williams reported, “and (he) started fumbling with his left pocket. (The woman) stated that the suspect then grabbed the note and ran out of the building.”
As the man fled the scene, the woman alerted authorities to the situation.
Police attempted to locate the suspect but were unable to locate him.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have since taken over the case.
The suspect is described as a white male with a goatee, and he was wearing a gray University of Tennessee hooded sweatshirt at the time of the attempted robbery.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-7867.