Here is a summary from today's events, including cropped pictures to help identify the suspect. You may need to click on the photo to see the full version depending on your device.
INITIAL REPORT FROM WKRK AFTER MEETING WITH SHERIFF PALMER:
BB&T Bank on Highway 64 West in Murphy was the subject of a robbery Monday morning. Sheriff Derrick Palmer tells WKRK that the suspect was lingering around the bank for quite a while before jumping over the counter and grabbing an undisclosed amount of cash. No one at the bank was harmed. The suspect fled the scene and headed toward the town limits of Murphy. An official press release will be issued later by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and published on WKRK's website and social media site as soon as it's available. Stay tuned.
CodeRED ALERT THAT WENT OUT FROM CHEROKEE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
This is Cherokee County with a message from the Sheriff's Office. At approximately 10:00 am, there was an armed robbery at BB&T on 64W. Be on the lookout for a black male wearing a bluish plaid shirt and blue jeans, also wearing a blue ball cap and possibly has a beard. He was seen with a knife with an orange handle. If you have seen anyone fitting this description please call 828-835-3144.
SUMMARY FROM CHEROKEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FACEBOOK PAGE:
Shortly after 9 am this morning the BB&T Branch on U.S. 64 West in Cherokee County North Carolina was robbed by the individual whose pictures appear here. The vehicle that is depicted is a similar vehicle and is of interest but does have a Georgia registration plate attached to it. Anyone with information or has seen this individual please contact the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office at 828-837-2589. If you see the individual, please do not approach but call 911 instead. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
WKRK will share the full press release once it has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Check our website and social media pages for updates.
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