Authorities Investigating a Bank Robbery and False Report Call in Blount County

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Authorities are investigating a bank robbery and false call report in Blount County.

The Alcoa Police Department says a suspect is in custody after a robbery at CBBC Bank on Topside Road yesterday (Tuesday).

The suspect wrecked their motorcycle fleeing and was taken into custody by U.S. Marshal’s.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and APD are investigating the bank robbery. They did recover the cash and a firearm believed to be linked to the robbery.

Authorities received calls about the robbery as they were finishing a sweep at an Alcoa Walmart after receiving a false report of employees being held at gunpoint.

Anyone with information about the false report or the robbery should call the Alcoa Police Department at 865-981-4111.

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