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The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.
Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced shortly after 9 am on September 19th, 2016, the Branch Bank and Trust (BBB&T) branch office located on U.S. Highway 64 West in Murphy, North Carolina was robbed of an undisclosed amount of US currency.
Shortly after 9 am, September 19th, 2016 the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report that the branch office of BB&T located at US 64 West in Murphy, North Carolina had been robbed. A perimeter was set up and tracking K9s were used to search the area in and around the bank. Information gathered at and around the scene indicate that the individual that robbed the bank may have fled the scene in a mid-2000 model Ford Explorer or Lincoln Navigator displaying a Georgia registration plate.
As the investigation continues, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an individual of interest described as a black male in his early 30’s, approximately 6’0” to 6’2” tall, weighing about 185 pounds. He was wearing a black ball cap, a teal green plaid long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and blue and white tennis shoes. This individual is possibly armed and should be approached with caution.
Sheriff Palmer stated, “We thank all the law enforcement agencies that responded alongside us so quickly. We continue to appreciate the teamwork of our law enforcement and civilian community. We ask that anyone that has information, contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 828-837-2589 and ask for Detective Chapman.”
Sheriff Palmer encourages anyone with information to report it. To report crime in Cherokee County, you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 911 if you observe a crime in progress.
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