Authorities arrest three suspects in Hermitage bank robbery, shooting

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 5:04pm
Staff reports

Metro police and FBI agents arrested three people in connection with last week’s robbery of a Pinnacle Bank in Hermitage. Chad Warrick, 31, Angela Camarda, 30, and Cynthia Heinz, 37, were taken into custody on Wednesday night.

The three defendants face federal bank robbery charges.

Warrick, Camarda and Heinz allegedly plotted together to plan the robbery. Warrick is accused of going into the bank wearing make-up on his face and hands while carrying a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol. According to police, Warrick fired a shot at a worker who looked out from a conference room. The woman suffered a hand injury when she took cover.

Police allege that Warrick fled in a vehicle driven by Heinz and that Camarda met with Warrick before and after the robbery.

“The Nashville community, law enforcement and citizens alike, were very concerned about the violence and style of this makeup-wearing robber,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “Since the robbery on Tuesday of last week, Crime Stoppers received nearly a dozen anonymous tips. In the end, that community involvement, combined with outstanding investigative work, led to these three persons being taken into custody.”

All three of the defendants are convicted felons who have been previously charged in Davidson and Wilson counties.

They were scheduled to appear before a U.S. magistrate Thursday afternoon. Police are withholding photos of the suspects while the investigation continues.