Police: Johnson City bank robbery suspect strikes again, targets bank in Mt. Juliet


THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION IS NOW ASSISTING THREE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN TWO STATES — ALL IN HOPES OF CAPTURING AN ALLEGED SERIAL BANK ROBBER. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THIS MAN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR BANK ROBBERIES IN ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE AND JUST YESTERDAY IN MOUNT JULIET, TENNESSEE. TONIGHT — POLICE SAY THIS DARING BANK ROBBER IS STILL ON THE RUN… AND COULD STRIKE AGAIN. JEFF BLANTON FBI AGENT LT. KEVIN PETERS JOHNSON CITY POLICE 7:23:17 “WE DO HAVE 3 BANK ROBBERIES. WE’VE NOT POSITIVELY CONFIRMED IT’S THE SAME PERSON, BUT WE DO SEE ENOUGH SIMILARITIES THAT WE’D LIKE TO SOLICIT HELP.” THE FBI CONFIRMING… WHAT THE PICTURES PLAINLY SHOW FROM THREE BANK ROBBERIES – ONE IN ASHEVILLE… ONE IN JOHNSON CITY… AND NOW A THIRD IN MT. JULIET TENNESSEE…. 11:58:39 “FROM WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW IT APPEARS TO BE THE SAME PERSON.” AND IT’S PLAINLY CLEAR THAT PERSON – A MAN POLICE SAY LIKLEY IS IN HIS FORTIES ARE MAYBE FIFTIES… COULDN’T CARE LESS ABOUT HIDING HIS IDENTITY. 7:26:10 “WHEN YOU HAVE INDIVIDUALS LIKE THIS THAT DON’T COVER THEIR FACE, OFTENTIMES YOU FIND THOSE PEOPLE ARE TRANSIENT, STOP BY AND HIT A BANK THAT’S EASILY ACCESSED, GET BACK ON THE INTERSTATE AND LEAVE.” JOHNSON CITY POLICE SAY THEY’VE RECEIVED TIPS BUT NONE HAVE PANNED OUT…. AND WHILE THEY DON’T KNOW WHO HE IS, SOME THINGS ARE STARTING TO ADD UP. 11:59:52 “IT DOESN’T APPEAR HE’S A RESIDENT OF THIS AREA, SO PEOPLE PROBABLY DON’T KNOW HIM SO HE’S PROBABLY PASSING THROUGH AND JUST HIT ONE OF OUR BANKS ON HIS WAY THROUGH TOWN.” THE FBI SAID CASES LIKE THIS AREN’T UNCOMMON WITH BANK ROBBING SUSPECTS LOOKING FOR TARGETS NEAR BUSY INTERSTATES. HELPING POLICE FIND THE ROBBER – HIGH QUALITY PHOTOS OF THIS MYSTERY MAN AS HE MADE THREATS AND RAN WITH THE CASH. ANYONE WHO HAS INFORMATION REGARDING THESE ROBBERIES IN ASHEVILLE, JOHNSON CITY OR MOUNT JULIET — THE FBI WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU. THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION ON YOUR SCREEN RIGHT NOW — TIPS-DOT-FBI-DOT-GOV

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