HERMITAGE—Metro-Nashville police in Hermitage set up a perimeter to catch a suspect who robbed the Fifth Third Bank at 5550 Old Hickory Blvd. on Friday at about 3:20 p.m. 

Police said the suspect threatened tellers with what appeared to be a gun covered by a sock. One teller complied, and the robber left on foot with about $5,000. The suspect is a black man who appears to be about 5-feet, 10-inches tall with a heavy build. His face was completely covered by a blue rag. He wore all dark clothing with a red stripe on his pants and orange underwear.      

“His face was wrapped up in a blue rag; he came in with socks on his hands,” said Lt. Kris Mason.

Police said one customer was inside the bank at the time of the robbery. No one was hurt. The FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force is assisting in the investigation.         

Anyone who recognizes the suspect from surveillance photographs or has any information regarding the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.    

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