Police searching for suspect in attempted downtown bank robbery

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 3:26pm
Staff reports

Police are working to identify the man who tried to rob the Regions Bank branch at 315 Deaderick St. around 11:15 Wednesday morning.

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According to police, the suspect is a black man in his 30s, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He wore a short-sleeved shirt under a black and grey jacket vest, black jeans, a pink bracelet and a white knit cap over an Afro hairstyle.

The suspect, who was carrying an umbrella and wore a small backpack, walked out of the bank after a teller refused to comply with his demand note.

Police urge anyone who has information concerning the attempted robbery to contact Detective Keith Sutherland with the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force at 232-7500 or 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 www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.

1 Comment on this post:

By: GeorgeTurklebaum on 6/9/10 at 8:43

There's this thing called the AP Style Book. They used to keep them in news rooms and teach it in journalism classes. It has a listing on the proper use of the word "citizen." Someone at the City Paper must have skipped that part because you use it in most of your police briefs.

"A citizen is a person who has acquired the full civil rights of a nation either by birth or naturalization. Cities and states in the United States do not confer citizenship. To avoid confusion, use resident, not citizen, in referring to inhabitants of states and cities."