Police arrest Brentwood man in string of bank robberies

Monday, October 25, 2010 at 12:44pm
Staff reports

The man suspected of robbing two Nashville banks and trying to rob a third was arrested Sunday morning following a tip to Crime Stoppers.

Agents from the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Robert Michael Durham, 31, at a hotel in Athens, Ala., at 3 a.m. Sunday. Police claim Durham is the man who robbed the Regions Bank at 15580 Old Hickory Blvd. Tuesday after first trying to rob the Fifth Third Bank at 495 Old Hickory Blvd.

Detectives also believe Durham, of Brentwood, robbed U.S. Bank’s 1711 Broadway branch on Oct. 14.

According to Metro police, Durham has previous convictions for selling cocaine, theft, vandalism and larceny. He faces federal charges for the bank robberies.

Durham also faces a harassment charge from Metro after he allegedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend back in July.

4 Comments on this post:

By: girliegirl on 10/26/10 at 6:55

Guess he could always blame Obama saying he was depressed from not having a job for 99 weeks. (just sayin')

By: NewYorker1 on 10/26/10 at 8:01

Wow!!! I'm really surprised that nobody commented about his race yet. It's funny that when a black male commits a crime, his race is usually one of the first comments mentioned. LOL....

By: Magnum on 10/26/10 at 9:55

Interesting thing NY, the story right below this one, "Elderly man beaten to death in west Nashville", has the mug shot of a black man and no one has mentioned his race in the comments section yet (note that that story posted yesterday so there has been sufficient time for someone to make that comment). Maybe you are the one most concerned with race.

By: earlyx on 10/26/10 at 11:41

Hey NewYorker1, I guess this honkie has 99 problems but a bit*h aint one!!! Cracker As* Cracker .....