UPDATE: Police release images from bank robbery, seek more information

Jessica Fuller • Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 12:38 PM

UPDATE: 7:05

Johnson City police released an image of the Eastman Credit Union robbery suspect  and are asking the community for any information on the suspect. 

According to a press release sent by the Johnson City Police Department, investigators are on the lookout for a “white male with a dark complexion” and dark facial hair in his mid to late 20s, who officers say is the man who entered the bank on 113 Broyles Drive and demanded money from employees at about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The release described the man as being about 5 feet and 9 inches tall, about 160 to 180 pounds and is wearing dark pants, a black, hooded jacket and a black scarf in the images sent by the JCPD. 

The release said the man exited the building on foot and left the area. Officers are also looking for information on a silver 2012-2013 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback that reports say was circling the bank before the robbery, according to the release. 

The JCPD’s Criminal Investigation Division continues to follow up on the case and is looking for any information on the incident or described suspect. Anyone can leave tips and information by contacting the Criminal Investigation Division at 434-6166. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 434-6158. Send a confidential tip by texting 423JCPD and the tip to 847411 or send a tip to www.citizenobserver.com. The JCPD also says you can send messages through the department’s website, www.johnsoncitytn.org/police/cid.

Reported at 5:22 p.m. 

A north Johnson City credit union branch was robbed Tuesday afternoon.

A man robbed the Eastman Credit Union branch on Broyles Drive about 4:30 p.m. Johnson City Police Sgt. Don Shepard said employees reported that the man walked out after the robbery but they could not tell whether he left the area on foot or drove away.

No one was injured. Police did not release further details about the robbery, including whether a weapon was involved and whether cash was taken.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was assisting with the investigation.

Authorities were taking evidence from the credit union, including dusting for fingerprints on the door.

Shepard said police would review video surveillance recordings from the time of the robbery, and he hoped to release images to the media for public assistance in identifying the robber.

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