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Authorities searching for suspect who robbed People's Bank of the South branch in LaFollette
April 18, 2011

The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Chief Jimmy Jefferies of the Lafollette Police Department (LPD), and Sheriff Robbie Goins of the Campbell County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man who robbed a People's Bank of the South today.

At approximately 9:30 this morning, the suspect entered the People's Bank of the South located at 2300 Jacksboro Pike in Lafollette, Tennessee, displayed a black semi-automatic pistol, and verbally demanded money. Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his 40s, with a very slender build, approximately 6' tall, and weighing approximately 150 pounds. The suspect was wearing a camouflage hoodie-style jacket with the hood up, and underneath the hood, the suspect was wearing a dark-colored baseball hat. Additionally, suspect was wearing a black jacket over the hoodie. Witnesses further described the suspect as wearing black pants, black boots, and a black glove on his left hand.

After obtaining an undetermined amount of money, the suspect fled the scene on foot. A reward is being offered for any information which leads to the arrest of this individual. Anyone with information is asked to please call the Knoxville FBI at 865-544-0751 or the LPD at 423-562-8331.

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