A bank robbery was reported in Oak Ridge on Friday, and the Oak Ridge Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation are searching for a suspect.
The robbery was reported by a silent alarm at One Bank on Oak Ridge Turnpike at about 8:35 a.m. Friday, and dispatchers then received a phone call reporting the robbery, a press release said.
Officers responded and determined a white male, in his 20s, wearing a black knit watch cap, red face mask, black or dark gray hoodie, and blue jeans presented a note to tellers advising it was a bank robbery and demanding money, the press release said.
No weapon was displayed, and he left on foot with an undetermined amount of cash, the press release said. ORPD and the FBI are at the bank conducting their investigation.
The investigation is ongoing, and no further information will be released at this time, the press release said.
Anyone with information that may help investigators is asked to call ORPD at (865) 425-4399. Crime tips can also be submitted online at http://oakridgetn.gov/department/ORPD/Home. Information can be given anonymously, the press release said.
It’s the second bank robbery in Oak Ridge in less than a month. The other robbery was reported Tuesday, September 29, at Enrichment Federal Credit Union on South Illinois Avenue. A 27-year-old Anderson County man was arrested less than seven hours after that alleged robbery.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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