FBI, KPD searching for bedazzled would-be bank robber

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- An attempted robbery at a bank in North Knoxville is under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Knoxville Police Department.

Before 4 p.m. on Thursday, a woman tried to rob a BB & T Bank located on Merchants Road. According to officials, she tried to speak with a loan officer and slid a bank employee a note indicating she was armed.

The note demanded money, officials said. However, the woman became startled and fled on foot toward the rear parking lot.

Officials describe the woman as approximately 5 feet tall, wearing jeans, white shoes and a dark shirt with a gray zip-up hoodie. She also wore a tan bedazzled type of hat.

Anyone with any information on the robbery or identity of the woman is asked to call the FBI at 865-544-0751 or your local police department.