Seymour bank robbery suspect captured

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The FBI announced that the suspect in a Seymour bank robbery has been captured.

No customers were inside the TNConnect credit union in Sevier County when a man approached tellers and demanded money shortly before 10:00 a.m. Monday.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Jason Pack told WVLT a man in full disguise, around 5'5" to 5'6" tall went into the credit union at 122 East Macon Lane.

"They displayed a weapon," said Pack. "He did speak with a Southern accent according to some of the witnesses inside the bank."

No one was hurt in the robbery. Pack said the robber demanded money and quickly fled in a white 2003 Ford Expedition with a Kentucky license plate.

Pack said, "The responding deputy made contact with the robber just as he was pulling out of the credit union. Chase ensued. They chased through Knox and Sevier Counties. Currently the vehicle is still at large and the person in the vehicle is still at large."

On Monday, the FBI announced that the suspect vehicle was located in the 8700 block of Asheville Highway; however, the suspect was located in Sevier County.

The suspect is being charged with the robbery. FBI says formal charges will be announced on Tuesday, and the district attorney's office will release the suspect's name.