Suspect in North Knoxville Bank Robbery in FBI Custody

Knoxville Police officers and FBI Special Agents responded to a report of a bank robbery at the Regions Bank located at 707 N. Broadway shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, officials said.

The suspect allegedly entered the bank and demanded money and car keys from at least one employee before fleeing the scene in a bank employee’s vehicle.

Investigators identified the suspect as Derrick Thompson, 32.

Responding officers say they found the stolen vehicle and initiated a short pursuit of Thompson. KPD officers detained Thompson less than 10 minutes from the initial report.

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