Macon County Chronicle

Sheriffs Department Assists in Search for Suspect in Kentucky Bank Robbery

The Macon County Sheriffs Department, along with other surrounding authorities, assisted in the search for a suspect in connection to a Monroe County, Ky., bank robbery on Tuesday, January 6th.

According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police, the Monroe County Sheriffs Department received a call at 9:02 a.m. in reference to a robbery at South Central Bank of Gamaliel, where a white male entered the bank and indicated he was armed.

After demanding money, the suspect was given an undisclosed amount before leaving the scene.

The suspect is said to be in his late 20’s, has a thin build, light eyes and is approximately 5-foot-10-inches tall and weighs between160 and 175 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt, dark jacket and snow gloves and should be considered armed and dangerous.

He is wanted on both Theft and Robbery I charges and should not be approached.

Kentucky State Police Detectives are currently focusing their attention on locating the vehicle believed to be operated by the suspect; a green, 1998 Nissan Frontier, extended cab pickup truck with Tennessee registration plate 839-BND.

The vehicle, which was reported stolen from Clay County, Tenn., the morning of the robbery, may have white metallic “Breathe Wright” signs on both the driver and passenger side doors.

Anyone with further information is urged to contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 or Post 15 at 270-384-4796.

Surrounding Tennessee and Kentucky authorities, as well as the FBI, have been notified, and more details will be released as they become available.