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Dyersburg Police investigating downtown bank robbery

Friday, September 6, 2013

Surveillance footage outside the First Citizens National Bank main branch shows a rear shot of the robbery suspect.
Dyersburg Police are searching for this suspect who robbed the First Citizens National Bank main branch in downtown Dyersburg on Thursday morning. The suspect brandished a handgun and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Dyersburg Police, along with the FBI, are searching for a suspect who robbed the First Citizens National Bank main branch in downtown Dyersburg on Thursday morning.

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.

Dyersburg Asst. Police Chief Steve Isbell (left) and DPD investigators gather information in their robbery investigation.
Police, sheriff's investigators, and FBI agents stand in front of First Citizens National Bank as they discuss the recent robbery.
DPD Lt. Billy Williams leaves First Citizens National Bank as he and other investigators conduct an investigation into the Thursday morning robbery of the bank.
Dyersburg Police investigators and FBI agents taped off the First Citizens National Bank main branch while they conducted their investigation. The bank, located in downtown Dyersburg, was robbed early Thursday morning by a lone suspect.

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Hard to make a getaway using a big cane!

-- Posted by Dude2010 on Thu, Sep 5, 2013, at 4:12 PM

Is this a joke? If I was there I would have beat the crap out of this loser. How the heck oould he get away? The dude can barely walk.

-- Posted by bulldog84 on Thu, Sep 5, 2013, at 5:22 PM

I think the cane was just a front- to throw anyone off.

-- Posted by Dude2010 on Thu, Sep 5, 2013, at 5:54 PM

Can I make a stupid suggestion? All these overhead cameras give you the same shot, lousy put the camera in the counter looking up to get a good face shot.

-- Posted by tdub on Thu, Sep 5, 2013, at 6:54 PM

Well me I think DPD had something to do with this the police station is less then a block away and he got away for real ijs that's another one of there workers ijs

-- Posted by sexylady3010 on Thu, Sep 5, 2013, at 7:53 PM

I will not put a penny in this bank. I hopw you all tell the manager what I said.


-- Posted by alman on Thu, Sep 5, 2013, at 8:30 PM

You really have to question how this was pulled off. Does anyone honestly think this clown was able to pull this off by himself? The courthouse is right across the street, sheriffs deputies, highway patrol officers. The bank is surrounded by lawyers offices streaming with people, as someone already said, the police dept is 1 block away, the Sheriffs dept is less than 1 mile away, and he got away somehow? One has to wonder how loud the FBI was laughing at the ineptness of the dpd when a person can walk into a financial institution 1 block away, rob it, and get away.

-- Posted by liveshere on Thu, Sep 5, 2013, at 8:46 PM


-- Posted by TnWanderer on Thu, Sep 5, 2013, at 9:30 PM

I don't laugh at DPD. They are pretty good at what they do from what I hear and see.

-- Posted by sscinc on Fri, Sep 6, 2013, at 12:56 AM

Is fled on foot the best choice of words? Looks like he shuffled away.

-- Posted by shane452 on Fri, Sep 6, 2013, at 7:02 AM

Don't put money in this bank? Bank where you want but to not put money there because of this is truly beyond stupid.

They're the best bank in town, always giving to the community. And their home is Dyersburg. A truly Local community bank.

-- Posted by okeena12 on Fri, Sep 6, 2013, at 8:21 AM

some of u readers seem to forget that this guy brandished a hand-gun. that just ain't the time to show how brave or stupid one can be.

-- Posted by closerlook on Fri, Sep 6, 2013, at 9:58 AM


couldn't agree with you more...........it's amazing how many CSI watchers we have out there making comments that they simply have no knowledge of the subject matter at all.

GUN people, GUN, a man with a gun can kill you no matter if he is walking with a cane or riding in a wheelchair...........

Unless you have had the proper training, tackle him and see how many innocent people are shot with random rounds fired from the gun and be a dead hero..................the key, no one was hurt and DPD will find the man.......it's just a matter of time.

-- Posted by HiredGun on Fri, Sep 6, 2013, at 1:24 PM


Your suggestion is one I've also questioned many times over the years seeing multiple situations like this on the news and in TV. I have no earthly clue why a financial institution would not also have cameras placed at all windows and stations to easily view the faces of customers and potential thieves. I do fully understand that they want to watch the employees, because for the simple fact that I imagine most bank thefts nowadays are ones committed by employees. The thing is the most dangerous thefts are the ones committed by the person on the other side of the window/station and not the employee and I for one would want to have the best description possible if something violent were to happen to someone I cared about that worked at an establishment of any type that carries money. This implementation is a no brainer for any establishment like this, especially if they also claim to be "the best bank in town" as okeena12 put it. (to which I certainly do not agree, but we all have our opinions and they are also entitled to theirs also)

-- Posted by dcpride on Sat, Sep 7, 2013, at 12:03 AM

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