MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are searching for a man they said held up an armored bank truck Monday morning.
Officers said the attempted heist was at the Wells Fargo on Hacks Cross in the Southwind area. The crook didn’t get away with any cash.
“Get outta here!”
Wanda Cornelius echoed the shocked sentiment of many WREG talked to outside of the Wells Fargo branch at Hacks Cross and Winchester. Police said at 8:30 a.m., a man armed with a gun tried to rob an armored truck parked in front of the bank.
“I don’t know why they tried all these cameras around here,” said Cornelius.
About an hour after the attempted robbery the bank was closed, and on a busy Monday there were dozens of customers who were turned away.
“An inconvenience!” exclaimed Shena Strickland.
The suspected robber didn’t get any cash and didn’t hurt anyone. Signs posted on the front doors said the bank was unexpectedly closed due to an emergency.
“I’m gonna have to go to the one on Poplar or Southaven,” said Strickland.
Cornelius said this branch is always busy.
“They really cater to a lot of older people that I see that come up here and either one of us could’ve been robbed,” she explained.
Customers were grateful no one was hurt.
“I’m glad I wasn’t here,” said Linda Street.
The suspect was last seen fleeing the area on foot.
If you can help officers with this case, you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.