Man hands bank teller note, robs First Tennessee Bank

(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department responded to a bank robbery in Raleigh.

Memphis police said a man walked into First Tennessee Bank at approximately 4 p.m., near the intersection of Austin Peay Highway and Coleman Road, and implied he had a gun.

Police said he handed the bank teller a note demanding money. The teller complied and gave the man an undetermined amount of money.

The man is described as a white male, 5'6'' or 5'7'' tall, medium build, spiky hair, wearing a white short-sleeve t-shirt and black rim glasses.

"I was real shocked," customer Patrick Washington said. "I was like, did something happen? Something had to happen."

Washington drove up to the bank and saw all of the police and was told he couldn't go into the bank.

"They told me you couldn't go inside the bank because apparently something happened, but they wouldn't give details of what happened," he said.

Initially, police allowed customers to use the ATM outside the building.

But then the crime scene tape slowly went up and officers wanted to mark off a large area, so they ran out of tape. More crime scene tape was brought in and it had to be tied in several places.

No injuries were reported.

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