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MPD: Man in his 60s on the run after robbing Whitehaven bank

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis police are looking for a man in his 60s who they say robbed a bank in Whitehaven Monday afternoon.

Surveillance video shows the suspect inside the First Tennessee Bank on Shelby Drive around 2:30 p.m. at one of the counters.

Police said he handed the bank teller a note demanding money and then got away with a bag of cash.

“It’s really crazy now," said Rochelle Williams, who banks at First Tennessee. "It’s going to get where it’s really hard to trust anybody. People are going to be really cautious of even being cordial and nice.”

Neighbors say the area’s starting to become riddled with crime.

“Usually this neighborhood is kind of quiet, but since the last couple of years, a lot of crime has started happening in the neighborhood," said Joan Bridges, who lives in Whitehaven.

Within the past three months, there have been over 40 reports of robberies and burglaries within a mile of the bank and Southland Mall. And just last month a man was shot and killed at the IHOP next to the bank.

“This is Memphis, the crime rate is like up to the roof, so no, I’m not shocked at all," said Kita Blanch, who lives in Whitehaven.

If you have any information that could help police make an arrest in this investigation, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.