Daily Dose of Great Police Work: Quick Response Enables BPD Officers to Thwart Bank Robber’s Efforts to Make Good his Mid-Day Escape


At about 1:40pm, on Thursday, February 6, 2014, officers from District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for a bank (Commerce Bank) being robbed in the area 1320 Washington Street. While en route to the call, the police dispatcher provided a description of the suspect. The suspect was described as a 5’8” black male in his thirties, 180 lbs, carrying a purple bag while wearing a plaid hat with ear flaps and a navy blue hoodie. According to the teller, the suspect entered the bank and passed a note stating that he was in possession of a bomb and demanded money. The suspect was last seen fleeing the bank on foot. In short time, while canvassing the area, officers observed and located a male who matched the description of the suspect. As officers approached, the suspect began running. After losing sight of the suspect for a brief time, officers were able to relocate and apprehend the suspect in the area of 500 Harrison Ave. While apprehending the suspect, officers noted that the suspect was no longer in possession of the purple bag. A search of the immediate area enabled officers to locate a purple bag containing an undisclosed amount of US Currency and a dye pack. The aforementioned was found lying under a car.     

After being positively identified, the suspect was taken into custody.

Officers arrested Terrell B. Anderson, 20, of South Carolina and charged him with Armed Robbery (Bank).