bank robbery

Bowling Green PD

A man killed in a shoot-out inside a Tennessee home has been confirmed as the same man who robbed a Bowling Green bank this week.

Bowling Green police say Eddy Connor was hiding inside the home after escaping from a police chase Tuesday. He was discovered when the homeowner returned home Wednesday morning. Both Connor and the unidentified homeowner were killed in an exchange of gunfire.

Connor reportedly had an extensive criminal record in his native Florida and was featured on a 2012 episode of the TV show “America’s Most Wanted”. He reportedly escaped from jail more than half a dozen times.

Bowling Green PD

A woman is in custody and a man-hunt continues in Tennessee for a man accused of robbing the Citizens First Bank on Campbell Lane in Bowling Green Tuesday morning.

The woman, 53 year old Colleen Watkins, was captured Tuesday afternoon following a vehicle pursuit. The unidentified man ran from the van she was driving and is still at large.

Video from the bank shows the man waiting in line and then demanding money from a teller when he got to the counter. No gun was shown.

The man then ran behind the bank and got into the van driven by Watkins.

Franklin police spotted the van several hours later and chased it into Portland, Tennessee, finally stopping it with the use of spike strips that flattened its tires.

The male passenger took off into the woods off Tennessee Route 25.

Watkins is in the Sumner County jail on a first degree robbery charge. More charges are possible.

Elderly Woman Robs BG Bank, Is Caught in Bathroom

Oct 3, 2013

A 73 year old Bowling Green woman is under arrest for allegedly robbing the First Security Bank on Scottsville Road in the city Wednesday afternoon. Police arrested her in the bathroom of a nearby car dealership.

Police say Sadie Stella Capps allegedly went into the bank around 3:00 and demanded money. She reportedly said she had a weapon but police say a weapon was never seen.

A federal grand jury in Bowling Green charged 54-year-old James Allen Morris with six counts of bank robbery.

According to the federal indictment, Morris, by force, violence and intimidation robbed the Henderson County banks between July 23, 2010 and January 17, 2013. The banks include the Green River Credit Union on both January 17 and last July,  Independence Bank, the Bank of Henderson, U.S. Bank and Integra Bank.

Morris faces a sentence of 20 years in prison for each count and a $250,000 fine for each of the six counts. He'll be back in court February 28 for an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Owensboro.

Bowling Green Police Department

A lone bank robber held up the PBI Bank on Fairview Avenue just after 8:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Employees say the man entered the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding money. After the teller complied, the man left with an undisclosed amount of money on foot walking north into the neighborhood behind the bank.

He's described as a white male, 5'6" to 5'9", average build, wearing a long black overcoat, a dark colored pullover sweater, a white button-up collared shirt, black gloves and a black knit hats. Witnesses say he appeared unshaven.

One customer was present during the robbery. There were no injuries.

This is the third bank robbery in Bowling Green so far this year.

Bowling Green police are investigating after an unidentified man robbed Service One Credit Union on the 31-W Bypass in the city Friday afternoon and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police say the man waited in line behind at least one other customer. When he got to the teller window, he implied he had a gun, demanded money and walked out of the credit union with the cash just before 3 p.m.

He was last seen on foot running south on the bypass.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-40s, unshaven and wearing a gray pullover hooded sweatshirt, a blue knit cap and black sunglasses. Police say they do not have any suspects at this time.

This is the second bank robbery this month in Bowling Green. The First Security Bank on Chestnut Street was robbed January 3rd. No arrest has been made in that case.

Bowling Green police have arrested a man for the June robbery of American Bank & Trust on Fairview Avenue who also could be responsible for multiple bank robberies in south central Kentucky and northern Tennessee.

Forty-seven-year-old Steven Paul Harston was arrested Wednesday afternoon on Shive Lane without incident and lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail.

In a written release, Officer Ronnie Ward said BGPD along with the FBI conducted an extensive investigation into other area bank robberies and consider Harston a strong suspect. Their investigation is continuing but they expect other charges to be lodged soon.

BGPD Photo

Bowling Green police received a call of a robbery in progress inside the First Security Bank on Chestnut Street Thursday afternoon. Witnesses say a man entered the bank, showed a handgun tucked in his waistband and demanded money. After receiving an undisclosed amount, the man exited the bank on foot.

He's described as a white male about six feet tall and 180 pounds. At the time of the robbery he was dressed in a black shirt, blue jeans and a black mask and sunglasses that covered most of his face.

Detectives have no suspects and are asking anyone with any information to call them at 393-4000 or Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE (2583).

The Bowling Green Police have arrested 31 year old Carlos Garcia-Hernandez in connection with the August 3rd, 2012 robbery of the BB&T Bank branch on Nashville Road. Authorities say several Crime Stoppers tips assisted detectives in the capture of the suspect. The robbery took place shortly after 11:00 am on August 3rd.

An investigation is continuing into a bank robbery today at the BB&T branch on Nashville Road in Bowling Green. Police were notified at 11:05 Friday morning that the bank had just been robbed.