Authorities Searching For Hacks Cross Bank Robber
(Shelby County, TN) The FBI is looking for a bank robber on the run, accused of holding up a bank on Hacks Cross Road.
One woman hurt herself trying to get away during the robbery around 9 a.m. Friday morning, but no one was hurt by the robber.
“I am thanking God,” said Kennedy Moore.
Moore says he was just trying to open a savings account when he heard the words: “it’s a robbery”.
The 19-year-old says his survival mode kicked-in.
“I laid down. I got on the floor and laid down and waited for him to leave and got back up and now I am going home.”
He went home unharmed and so did most of the other customers inside the Wells Fargo during the robbery.
Only one woman was injured when police say she darted for the door. She tripped and fell on her arm trying to get out.
Kennedy said, while on the floor, he didn’t get a good look at the robber.
“Not really. I was behind this big chair so I didn’t see too much.”
Police say the man was wearing an army-green coat and told a teller to get the money.
Police say he was at her back so she’s not sure if he had a gun.
Sources say the robber brought his own plastic bag for cash so he wouldn’t get stuck with a dye pack. A dye pack would have destroyed the money and dyed him with ink.
“I feel like everyone needs to get a job and not rob banks because these people`s money and our money, we work for our money every day and I feel our money is our money,” said Wells Fargo banker Tammy Smith.
Smith says she’s glad she got to the bank later than expected Friday.
“I am just glad I am alive,” said Kennedy.
Kennedy’s relieved the robber was just in and out.
Police say the robber was an African-American, about 300 lbs., and got away in a gray Cadillac.
If you think you know who he is, call Crimestoppers at 528-CASH.