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Bank robber makes getaway on bicycle

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Mid-South bank robber tried to make his getaway on a bicycle Tuesday, but police officers caught up with him.

The suspect held-up the Regions Bank in the 1000 block of Germantown Parkway.

Investigators said the suspect rode his bike up to bank and presented tellers with a hold up note.  After the suspect made his getaway with the money, investigators sealed off the bank and began looking for clues.

A sign on the door told customers the bank was closed and encouraged them to visit other branches.

Customers were shocked about a robbery at their neighborhood bank.

"It's just going the hell in a hand basket, and I'm sorry to say that, but I've lived here all my life, and I love it but it's getting scary," bank customer Geri Lockhart said.

So far, police have not released the name of the bank robbery suspect in this case.  Right now that suspect is being question by officers at the Criminal Justice Center.

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