Cherokee County BB&T Bank Robbery Suspect Wanted

MURPHY, N.C. (WDEF)- The Branch Bank  and Trust branch office in Cherokee County located off of Highway 64 West is currently looking for a robbery suspect who stole a undisclosed amount of money.

Around 9:00 a.m the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report that the BB&T  had been robbed.


A perimeter was immediately set up and the K-9 units were used for tracking to search the area in and around the bank.

Information gathered at the scene indicated that the suspect fled the scene in a mid- 2000 model Ford Explorer or Lincoln Navigator displaying a Georgia registration plate.

In the picture shown, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a black male in his early 30’s, approximately 6-foot tall weighing in approximately 185-pounds.

He was wearing a black cap, a teal green plaid long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and blue and white tennis shoes.

bbandt-suspectThe suspect is potentially armed and law enforcement cautions the public who approaches him.

Cherokee County Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “We thank all the law enforcement agencies that responded alongside us so quickly.We continue to appreciate the team work of our law enforcement and civilian community. We ask that anyone that has information contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 828-837-2589 and ask for Detective Chapman.”

If you need to report crime in Cherokee County you can call the anonymous tip line at 828-837-1344 or email a tip at

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