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UPDATE: Knoxville FBI and CPD investigate bank robbery

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UPDATE:  According to FBI Knoxville two males entered the Trust Federal Credit Union, on September 29, at 1529 Gunbarrel Road. 

The two men demanded money at gunpoint. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money from the credit union, both subjects fled northbound by foot. 

Knoxville FBI describes the suspects as a black man, over 6' tall, medium build, dressed in black with a black hat. The second suspect is described as shorter than the other suspect, wearing a silver mask, and a black hoodie. 

Anyone with information is asked to Knoxville FBI at 865-544-0751 or the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga Police says an officer was injured while responding to a bank robbery at the TRUST Federal Credit Union on Gunbarrel Road.

 The officer was injured during a motor vehicle accident in route to the bank robbery. 

CPD says the officer was traveling east on E Brainerd Road approaching the Gunbarrel intersection. The officer noticed a truck stopped at the green light and yielding to emergency traffic.

The witness in the truck said he had the green light, but noticed the officer approaching and decided to yield to the emergency vehicle. The officer began to enter the intersection. 

A driver in a Range Rover stated she saw the truck in front of her stop and thought the truck was trying to get into another lane. 

The driver in the Range Rover went around the truck and entered the intersection. The driver said she did not see the Patrol vehicle approaching in the intersection.

The Range Rover and the Patrol vehicle hit in the westbound traffic lane on E Brainerd Road.

CPD says the officer lost consciousness briefly following the wreck. The officer was using his lights and siren responding to the emergency call. 

The driver in the Range Rover was not injured.

No citations were issued, according to CPD. 

The investigation into the bank robbery is being led by the FBI. 


ORIGINAL STORY: An apparent bank robbery at the Trust Federal Credit Union sent Chattanooga police to the Gunbarrel Road location Tuesday morning.

A police officer responding to the call was involved in a crash at Gunbarrel and East Brainerd Roads.

The police officer was transported to hospital for examination and treatment.

Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story.

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