A man with a story of desperation walked away with a substantial amount of cash at United Citizens Bank Monday evening after holding two bank employees at gunpoint and forcing one to leave the bank with him.
The thief, wearing blue jeans, a plaid jacket and camouflage hunting cap, entered the UCB branch at 1582 Campbellsville Rd. at 3:13 p.m. Monday and asked a teller to speak to a loan officer.
He went into the office of loan officer and branch manager Mike Curry then removed a semi-automatic pistol, held it in his hand as he laid it on the desk pointing at Curry, then told Curry he wanted a specific amount of cash. Police would not disclose the amount of cash the man demanded or the amount he got away with.
“He said, ‘I hate to do this but I need (a certain amount of cash),” Curry said the following day during an interview. “He said, ‘I don’t want to hurt nobody but I will start shooting if it gets loud. Be quiet.”
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A photo taken from the bank video has been released and the man is described as being around 60 years old and weighing around 200 pounds.
City Police Det. Tracy McCarol is leading the investigation. McCarol said Tuesday he has received numerous leads about people who look similar to the suspect and is continuing the investigation. Fingerprints were retrieved from the truck and will be run through a criminal database.
If anyone has information about the case they are asked to call the city police department at 384-4119, dispatch at 384-6466 or any law enforcement agency.
By Sharon Burton