Chattanooga: Police search for Lee Highway bank robber

Chattanooga: Police search for Lee Highway bank robber

January 20th, 2009 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at the Regions Bank at 6238 Lee Highway, police said.

The incident happened just after 3 p.m. Tuesday when a man entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money, said Lt. Kim Noorbergen, police spokeswoman. The man then produced a gun. After he received the money, he left the bank in an unknown direction.

Police are seeking a black man who stands 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 230 to 240 pounds. He is clean shaven and was wearing black wire- rimmed reading glasses, witnesses said.

He wore a dark toboggan and dark jacket, Lt. Noorbergen said. He is believed to be between 35 and 40 years old, she said.

Police do not yet have pictures of the robber. Anyone with information is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 643-5000.