Dyersburg Asst. Police Chief Steve Isbell said a black male entered the bank around 11:17 a.m. and brandished a handgun to a teller. The suspect then left the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Isbell stated nobody was injured during the course of the robbery and they don't have a vehicle description at this time.
The suspect is described as a black male wearing white clothing, a white ball cap, approximately 6 feet tall, 170-190 lbs., and carrying a large walking cane.
Dyersburg investigators and FBI agents processed evidence from the crime scene while the bank remained closed the remainder of the day.
Isbell credited the employees with handling the situation professionally and says investigators are following up on leads.
"We are thankful that no one was injured during the robbery, and commend the bank teller and other bank employees for their handling of a very dangerous situation," said Isbell. "A number of witnesses have also come forward that were in the downtown area and may have seen the robbery suspect prior to the robbery, and we appreciate their help and encourage anyone with information to contact the police department."
If you have information about this case contact Crime Stoppers of Dyer County at 731-285-TIPS or Dyersburg Police by dialing 311.