South Central Bank robbers caught

By Gene Birk | 

A local Crime Stoppers tip leads to the arrest in Nashville, Tenn., of two suspects in the South Central Bank robberies.

Fifty-seven-year-old William R. Hendrick of Madison, Tenn., and 58-year-old Richard Parrott of Joelton, Tenn., were arrested by FBI and Nashville Metro Police officers the night of May 2, 2007.

They now face federal bank robbing charges.

Authorities said the two men robbed the Bowling Green, Ky., South Central Bank branch on the 31-W bypass on April 6, 2007, then tried to rob it again on April 25, but bank personnel locked them out.

Both times the men wore Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon masks and carried a sawed-off shotgun.

Police said they recovered the gun, a mask and a roll of change from the April 6, robbery from Parrott’s home.

Both men have bank robbery convictions in Florida in the 80s.

Bowling Green’s Crime Stoppers forwarded their tip to the FBI, which led to the suspects’ arrest.