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Suspect in St. Elmo bank robbery behind bars

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – A man accused of robbing a St. Elmo bank at gunpoint is behind bars, thanks to quick work by Chattanooga police.

Spokesman Nathan Hartwig says 46-year-old Tommy Poindexter is accused of robbing Bank of America on Tennessee Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Hartwig says the suspect walked in with a gun and demanded money.

Once he had the cash, he ran into the woods nearby, which was quickly surrounded by police.

Hartwig says while officers were searching, one of them saw Poindexter walking out of the woods and they were able to arrest him.

He is charged with aggravated burglary and scheduled for court August 14.

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