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Fountain City bank robbed at gunpoint; FBI and KPD searching for suspect

It happened at the Regions Bank on 2901 Essary Drive next to Litton's around 10:30 a.m. KPD said a man approached the teller -- showing a gun before demanding money.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — The Knoxville Police Department and FBI are searching for a suspect who robbed a Fountain City bank Wednesday morning.

It happened at the Regions Bank on 2901 Essary Drive next to Litton's around 10:30 a.m. 

KPD said a man entered the bank and approached the teller, showing a gun before he demanded money.

The teller complied, and the suspect was able to get away in a vehicle. Officers said they saturated the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

The FBI released surveillance photos of the suspect, seen below.

Credit: FBI
Credit: FBI
Credit: FBI

KPD said the suspect is described to be between 5'9 and 6'0 and 200 to 250 pounds, wearing a clear poncho and a dark sweatshirt, dark pants and a knit-style cap.

People can submit tips to the Knoxville FBI office at (865) 544-0751 or at https://tips.fbi.gov.