GPD searching for bank robberPublished 3:50pm Thursday, May 1, 2014
The Greenville Police Department is searching for a man who robbed Trustmark Bank on the Greenville Bypass Thursday afternoon.
Witnesses told police the man entered the bank around 1:30 p.m. and passed a note to a teller demanding cash. The teller placed an unknown amount of cash into a bag and the suspect fled on foot.
According to authorities they are searching for a black man that is approximately 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-3 and weighs approximately 250 to 300 pounds. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a black t-shirt and a black baseball cap.
It is unknown if the suspect was armed.
“The teller never saw a gun, but she said he positioned himself in a threatening manner, and that it looked like he could have had a weapon,” Lt. Justin Lovvorn said.
Authorities are collecting surveillance video from the bank, as well as surrounding businesses.
“We’re attempting to locate a vehicle description by checking other cameras in the area,” Lovvorn said. “We don’t believe the subject is from the area.”
Anyone with possible information on the subject is asked to call the GPD at (334) 382-7461.
The FBI is assisting the GPD with the investigation.