Officials looking for suspect who robbed banks in Loudon, Kingston


LOUDON (WATE) - The FBI and local authorities are looking for the man suspected of robbing two banks near Knoxville Tuesday.

The first robbery occurred just after 3 p.m. at the BB&T Bank on Grove Street in Loudon. The suspect entered the bank and presented a note to the teller demanding money.

Then just before 4 p.m., a suspect matching the description of the other suspect robbed the Bank of America in Kingston. The suspect in this robbery also presented bank employees with a note demanding money.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid to late 30s, approximately 5' 8" to 5' 9" tall and weighing approximately 150 pounds.  He was wearing blue jeans.  The suspect also had multiple tattoos on his arms, hands, and neck area.  He also has a prominent tattoo on the back his right hand.

In the BB&T robbery, the suspect was wearing a black t-shirt. In the Bank of America robbery, the suspect was wearing a white t-shirt.

A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this individual. 

Anyone with information should contact the Knoxville Division of the FBI at (865) 544-0751, the Kingston Police Department at (865) 376-2081, or the Loudon Police Department at (865) 408-0412.