Brannon Crossing bank robbery suspect on the run, police launch manhunt
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. – A substantial police response is underway in Jessamine County following a bank robbery on Friday afternoon, which saw a male suspect making off with an undisclosed amount of cash from a local Farmers Bank, as per reports from Nicholasville Police.
The suspect, described as a white male, entered the bank at around 1:15 p.m., demanding money from the bank staff. The authorities confirmed that no weapon was shown during the incident. The man fled the scene on foot, leaving the bank employees and patrons shaken but unharmed.
According to eyewitness descriptions, the suspect was last seen wearing blue jeans, a tie-dyed t-shirt, a blue zippered hoodie, sunglasses, blue surgical gloves, and a mask, contributing to his nondescript appearance and blending into the everyday foot traffic.
Immediately following the robbery, officials launched a search operation in the area of Brannon Crossing and the woods located behind the shopping center. Flight records have revealed that a helicopter was called in from the Lexington Police Department (LPD) to assist in the manhunt.
“The LPD helicopter was approved to assist Jessamine County with the bank robbery suspect fleeing on foot in Brannon Crossing,” said Sgt. Raymond Miller from Lexington Police Department, who responded to queries about the intense search operation. He suggested further queries about the investigation be directed towards the Jessamine County Police Department.
The helicopter search of the field and wooded area between the Brannon Crossing shopping center and the South Point residential subdivision lasted for approximately one hour around 2 p.m.
The high-profile case has caused a stir in the local community, leading to an influx of inquiries and offers of assistance. However, authorities are encouraging the public to remain vigilant and report any sightings of the suspect to the police while refraining from approaching the suspect themselves.
As of this writing, the suspect remains at large, and the hunt continues, with law enforcement officials following every lead they can muster in this ongoing investigation. The Nicholasville Police Department and Jessamine County law enforcement are urging anyone with information about the suspect’s whereabouts to come forward.
Top photo: Surveillance image of a man who robbed Farmer’s Bank in Brannon Crossing Friday. (Nicholasville PD)
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