published Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Chattanooga: Man robs Dupont Community Credit Union on Hixson Pike

by Andrew Pantazi

A man, wearing a surgical mask and brandishing a gun, entered Dupont Community Credit Union on Hixson Pike this morning and took what he could from teller drawers, officials said.

The man had tried to get a bank teller to open a vault.

Having finished, he forced the employees and customers into a back room while he left.

Chattanooga Police officers were unable to find the man, but a report said his description — 6 feet and two iinches tall and about 240 pounds —match the description given during the SunTrust and Regions Bank robberies in the past few months.

about Andrew Pantazi...

Andrew Pantazi is an intern at the Chattanooga Times Free Press who says that when he was 7 he knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life: play hockey for the Colorado Avalanche. Unfortunately, he says he wasn't any good at hockey, so he became a journalist instead. He writes about the lives we hide, like the man who suffered a stroke but smiled, or the football walk-on who endured 5 ...

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