Police searching for Bank Robbery Suspect

Courtesy of WCTV

On Friday afternoon Tallahassee Police responded to a robbery at the First Commerce Credit Union.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., a male went into the credit union at 1741 Old Saint Augustine Road and began to approach the teller.

After demanding U.S. currency, the culprit took the money, exited the building and fled in an unknown direction.

The amount of money he escaped with is still unknown but he was last seen with his face concealed and covered by a white construction style hat, Chris Gross of WCTV reported.

With only 10 locations, First Commerce Credit Union prides itself on being “Committed to Community.”  

Karey Lane and Maleah Gray are residents in the community of which the bank stands and were in disbelief that this incident could happen so close to home.

“I’ve lived here for almost four years now, and it has always been pretty safe. So to come home and see police cars lined up the street was very unusual,” Lane stated.

Although Gray did not exactly know what had taken place she seen the caution tape round the bank and went home immediately.

“I seen the cop cars. I heard a helicopter in the air. I seen all of the bank wrapped up in caution tape… The cops were out looking for a criminal and I wanted to make sure that I got to my house before the criminal got to me.”

Tallahassee Police Department began investigating the incident and has since released a photo to the public.

“No one was injured during the incident,” wrote Gross, the suspect is still on the run.

TPD's Violent Crimes and Forensic Unit was called to the scene and assigned to a robbery investigator for follow up.

This is still an open investigation. If you have further details regarding the robbery, The Violent Crimes Unit asks that you please call (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.