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Police search for suspect in Cordova bank robbery

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CORDOVA, TN (WMC-TV) - A suspect remains at large in the Tuesday morning robbery of the  Regions Bank at 1045 North Germantown Parkway.

According to authorities, a lone woman entered the bank just before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.

"We had a lone female enter the bank, produced a weapon, and demanded money from the teller," said Lt. Preston Morton.

After receiving an undetermined amount of cash, the woman fled in what was described as a late model silver or blue Pontiac.

Witnesses said a dye pack exploded in the getaway car and red smoke was seen coming from the car.

Not only was the bandit a woman, she did not bother covering her face.  And it appears she committed the crime in her work uniform.  The uniform included khaki slacks, a blue shirt, and a black or dark blue apron.

"She was wearing an apron," said.

It's an outfit police admit is consistent with those worn by employees at supermarkets, restaurants, or other businesses.

After Tuesday's robbery, detectives visited a number of stores along Germantown Parkway in the hours after the robbery.

"We're gonna follow up on all possible leads," Morton said.

The manager of a Schnucks across the street from the bank got a visit from police.  But he tells Action News 5 he did not recognize the woman who robbed the bank.

It's difficult to tell in the surveillance photos if the apron the woman was wearing included a logo like those used at Schnucks and other stores.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call the Crime-Stoppers Tip Line at 528-CASH or the Memphis Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 747-4300.

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A suspect remains at large in the Tuesday morning robbery of the  Regions Bank at 1045 North Germantown Parkway.

According to authorities, a lone woman entered the bank just before 9:00 a.m. Tuesday.

"We had a lone female enter the bank, produced a weapon, and demanded money from the teller," said Lt. Preston Morton.

After receiving an undetermined amount of cash, the woman fled in what was described as a late model silver or blue Pontiac.

Witnesses said a dye pack exploded in the getaway car and red smoke was seen coming from the car.

Not only was the bandit a woman, she did not bother covering her face.  And it appears she committed the crime in her work uniform.  The uniform included khaki slacks, a blue shirt, and a black or dark blue apron.

"She was wearing an apron," said.

It's an outfit police admit is consistent with those worn by employees at supermarkets, restaurants, or other businesses.

After Tuesday's robbery, detectives visited a number of stores along Germantown Parkway in the hours after the robbery.

"We're gonna follow up on all possible leads," Morton said.

The manager of a Schnucks across the street from the bank got a visit from police.  But he tells Action News 5 he did not recognize the woman who robbed the bank.

It's difficult to tell in the surveillance photos if the apron the woman was wearing included a logo like those used at Schnucks and other stores.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call the Crime-Stoppers Tip Line at 528-CASH or the Memphis Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 747-4300.
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