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Bank robbery suspects tackled inside East Memphis Target

(WMC-TV) - Two bank robbery suspects were arrested after they were tackled inside an East Memphis Target store Friday.

Witnesses said eight officers subdued the suspects in the Starbucks area inside the Target at Poplar and Ridgeway.

The actual bank that was robbed was the SunTrust Bank inside a Kroger store at Poplar and Kirby.  Police said it happened around 3:30 p.m. Friday when a man walked in, demanded money from a teller, and then left in a getaway car driven by a second suspect.

An observant citizen reportedly called police when they spotted the suspects' vehicle at the Target store.

"I'm amazed," said Target shopper Aaron Duberstein.  "This is a great neighborhood, it's unusual for this to happen here, but I guess bad things happen everywhere."

Things were back to normal at Target relatively quickly.  A patrol car remained on the scene at the Kroger hours after the bank robbery.

The suspects have not been identified.  There is no information on whether they may be connected to other recent bank robberies.

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