Clerks terrorized by Spring Hill bank robber
SPRING HILL, Tenn. (WKRN) – Spring Hill Police and the FBI are soliciting public assistance in locating a violent bank robber who pulled a gun and terrorized an employee.
It happened around noon on Friday, April 9th. At the time, surveillance footage showed a man wearing an NC baseball hat, pink button-down shirt, black sneakers, surgical mask, and latex gloves entering First Citizens Bank.
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In a matter of seconds, the bandit pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and stuck it in the face of a cashier. Police say the gun was just a foot from her face when he asked for the money.
“He’s made statements that he didn’t call the police and he’s not afraid to die,” said Detective Mike Foster.
Police say the man spent almost ten minutes in the bank and then took the cash drawer and money in a box he took from the bank.
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When the Spring Hill police arrived, the bank president was there to let them in. He informed the officer that only the two bank employees were in the bank at the time of the robbery. Neither woman was injured, although both were badly shaken.
Det. Mike Foster says her shock is understandable.
“You’re just a person who comes to work and does your job. They don’t think anything bad is going to happen, it’s just a routine day. And suddenly someone comes in and points a gun at you. And suddenly it becomes the worst moment of your life. This affects you when you return to work the next day. In the back of your mind, that fear is still with you. Is it gonna happen today? And the next customer that walks in and you don’t recognize, will it be? It is mentally exhausting. “
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The bank is offering a $ 5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of the bank robber. Police say no getaway car was seen leaving the bank.
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Since it was a violent crime, the FBI is the lead agency. If the bank robber is caught, he will be prosecuted at the federal level.