ROGERSVILLE — The search is continuing for a man police say walked into Regions Bank on Tuesday afternoon, told a teller he wanted to make a withdrawal and indicated that it was a robbery.
Rogersville Police Chief Terry Holden said the robbery took place at 3:36 p.m. at the bank on Lee Street.
“No one was hurt, and the man left as soon as he got the money,” Holden said.
The suspect is described as a black man with a mustache and goatee, wearing glasses and a black golf cap with “Callaway” written on it.
Holden said the man was dressed in all dark clothing.
Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are continuing to search for the suspect.
“He never showed a weapon, but he implied to the teller that he had a gun,” Holden said.
He said there were customers in the bank, which is across from Stanfield’s Steakhouse.
“He left (the bank) on foot, but we believe he had a car parked nearby,” Holden said.
Holden said the suspect is believed to be the same man who robbed banks in Priceville, Guntersville, Cullman, Albertville and Pulaski, Tenn. Those robberies occurred in the past four months.
In all of the robberies, police said the suspect was wearing a cap, similar to the one worn by the suspect in the Regions Bank robbery.
Authorities said the man who robbed the Rogersville bank fits the description of the man who attempted to rob a bank Monday in Cullman. Police said the man failed to get any money during the robbery attempt at Traditions Bank on Second Avenue Northwest in Cullman. He fled after another bank employee realized there was a problem and approached the teller while the suspect was there.
Witnesses said the man left in a dark blue, four-door Kia passenger car with a Madison County (47) license plate.
Anyone with information is asked to call Rogersville police at 256-247-8863 or Crime Stoppers at 256-386-8685.
Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757 or tom.smith@TimesDaily.com.