FBI search for Ripley bank robber - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Ben Watson

FBI search for Ripley bank robber

A bank robbery in Ripley, Tennessee has the FBI on the trail of the suspect. The man held up the Bank of Ripley Friday.

Investigators have some strong clues to go on. Fortunatley, the hold up was caught on tape.

Surveillance cameras captured several pictures as the robber walked into the bank.

District Attorney General Mike Dunavant says the pictures are just the break investigators need.

"Oh, absolutely yes I think there was some enhancement and some clarifying that needed to be done by the lab by the FBI lab just through the nature of the technology involved but I think its going to be helpful and I'm pretty confident they will be able to identify and make an arrest," says Dunavant.

The suspect handed the bank teller a note. "Fortunately no one was injured although I believe violence or a weapon was threatened but not displayed or used," adds Dunavant.

Surveillance cameras followed the robber as he left with the stolen money. He strolled past what appears to be an unsuspecting customer.

Another shot catches the bank robber as he exits the bank. The pictures gave investigators important clues concerning the hat, shirt and slacks the robber was wearing as well as his height and build.

The last shot was taken from a camera mounted on an ATM inside the bank. Through the glass and on the left side of the screen you can see the getaway car officers say the robber used.

Police say the car is a dark green Oldsmobile with tinted windows. Police say they don't know if the robber acted alone or if he had accomplices.

The FBI in Memphis is working with Ripley police to crack the case.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Ripley Police at 731-635-1515.

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