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Knoxville Man Arrested, Charged with Robbery

Posted: Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

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A Knoxville man has been charged with 2nd degree robbery after attempting to hold up a bank Friday morning. Knoxville Police Chief Dan Losada says that 57-year-old Johnny Bruce Wallace was arrested after he allegedly walked into Valley Bank with a cloth over his hand, pointed it at tellers, and told them that this was a “stickup” and demanded money. Losada says that Wallace fled without receiving any money, and that police tracked him down a short while later. When Wallace was arrested, Losada says no weapon was found. No one was hurt during the incident.