Metropolis man arrested after bank robbery in McCracken County

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A Metropolis man faces charges after police say he robbed a bank in McCracken County.

Reginald Thomas, 66, of Metropolis, Ill. faces a charge of robbery 1st degree, a class B felony.

An man carrying a shovel entered the FNB Bank on Lone Oak Road on May 10 around 9:06 a.m. and demanded the teller give him money from the drawer, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect left the bank after he was given some money.

Deputies and detectives responded to the bank and immediate area and searched for and tried to identify the suspect. They viewed all video surveillance from both the bank and neighboring businesses.

Based on the video surveillance, police determined the suspect had approached the bank on foot, committed the robbery, then left in the same direction.

Detectives confirmed that the registered owner of the vehicle was also the suspect in the bank robbery.

The search turned to the Metropolis area for Thomas. About 12:30 p.m., Metropolis police located the suspect vehicle, but the vehicle Thomas was not in the vehicle.

Thomas was found around 3:30 p.m. in Metropolis and taken into custody.

Detectives executed a search warrant at a Metropolis home where they recovered numerous items of evidence including money that was  taken during the robbery, according to the sheriff’s office.

Thomas has numerous pending criminal court cases in multiple different counties. He also currently on federal parole for a prior bank robbery conviction. He has warrants for failing to appear in McCracken Circuit Court and a federal parole violation warrant.

The Paducah Police Department, Metropolis Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assisted the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.

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