Police looking for suspect in HomeTrust bank robbery

The Asheville Police Department is looking for a suspect in a bank robbery this morning at HomeTrust bank on Woodfin Street.

According to an APD statement, police were called at 11:07 a.m. about the bank robbery, reporting that “a white male with short brown hair who was wearing glasses came in and slid a note to a teller. He did not display a weapon and did not speak. No one was injured.” The suspect was carrying an Abercrombie and Fitch bag and is believed to be between 25 and 30 years old, about 150-170 lbs. and 5’7.” After taking the money, he reportedly fled down Woodfin Street.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery can contact the APD at 252-1110 or Crime Stoppers at 255-5050.

— David Forbes, senior news reporter


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17 thoughts on “Police looking for suspect in HomeTrust bank robbery

  1. Curious

    Could someone – perhaps an enterprising reporter – tell us what instructions bank tellers have about what to do when someone hands them a note demanding money? If this young man (who looks rather harmless) did not show a weapon, why did the teller comply with his demand for money? Did the note ask for a specific amount of money?

  2. Jenny

    It looks like one of my ex’s in a wig. Yes, you have to wonder why someone would give money to someone without a weapon. The Abercrombie and Fitch bag was enough of a signal that the guy stark raving mad.

  3. Piffy!

    b]Yes, you have to wonder why someone would give money to someone without a weapon[/b]

    That is standard policy in any bank.

  4. dpewen

    Just because he did not show a weapon does not imply he did not have one. I’m sure most tellers would not want to get hurt over a robbery. Simple, just give them the money .. big deal! It isn’t yours.

  5. Alex's wife

    I can safely say that Alex has never shopped at Abercrombie & Fitch. Or robbed a bank.

  6. David Frayer

    That is the single most pitiful thing I have read this week. Does no one have the guts to stand up for them selves. That’s shameful to be that scared of a note.

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