“Bluetooth Bandit” robs Vonore bank


VONORE, Tennessee (WDEF) – The FBI is searching for the “Bluetooth Bandit” after a bank robbery in Vonore Friday morning.

A man entered the Simmons Bank credit union and demanded money from a teller.

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The teller complied.

The suspect fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.

He was wearing a Bluetooth headset during the robbery, just like a similar bank robbery in Lenoir City earlier this month.

Witnesses described the suspect as being in his 40’s to early 50’s. He was wearing a CAT logo ballcap.



If you recognize the person or have any information on the case, please call the FBI’s Knoxville Office at 865-544-0751 or the Vonore City Police Department at 423-884-2480.