APD requests assistance to identify bank robbery suspect

Press release from Asheville Police Department:

At 5:50 p.m. on December 11, the Asheville Police Department (APD) responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Telco Community Bank at 1871 Hendersonville Road. The officers arrived to find that a man demanded money from the bank staff and threatened the use of a weapon. Following the robbery, the suspect fled on foot north toward the nearby Ingles store. Fortunately, none of the bank staff were injured during the incident. 

The suspect is described as a white male, 6′ to 6′ 2″ tall, and weighing approximately 250-275 pounds. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, khaki work pants, and a black baseball cap. 

This incident remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division. We encourage anyone with information on these incidents or the identity of the suspect to contact the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110. To submit an anonymous tip please use the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store) or by text 847411, use keyword TIP2APD and provide detailed information. 

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