Mt. Juliet Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at First Freedom Bank at 2008 Providence Pkwy. at about 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28. Officers arrived within minutes of the hold-up alarm signal.
Cpl. Tyler Chandler said in a news release that the suspect entered the bank and presented a note to the bank teller demanding money. The bank teller complied with his demands and handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash.
After receiving the cash, the suspect fled on foot to the nearby Holiday Inn Express where he got into the passenger side of a vehicle parked out front and fled the scene prior to officers arrival.
The suspect was described as a white male, 20-25 years old, and wearing a white flannel button-up shirt with a black, yellow, blue and green pattern and blue jeans for pants. He had a shaved head with a receding hairline and was wearing large sunglasses.
The suspect also had many tattoos. On his left hand was an Oriental symbol tattoo, on his right arm was a tribal-type design tattoo, and on his neck was a star tattoo.
The suspect fled in a bright red 1990s body style Ford Mustang with a spoiler and black hood protector. The vehicle fled in the direction of Interstate 40.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at www.mjpd.org