Bowling Green Police tell us shortly after opening their doors a man walked in to South Central Bank on Nashville Road demanding money and claiming to have explosives in his pocket.
They are now asking the public for help with any information.
"Our detectives are walking up and down the strip mall here and all the businesses in the area to attempt to locate video just to determine a timeline," says Ronnie Ward of the Bowling Green Police Department.
But police were able to get a good look at the suspect from surveillance footage inside the bank after the suspect walked in just after 8:15 Monday morning.
The man is described by police as a white male, 5' 3" to 5' 4", dark hair, mid to late 30's, wearing a maroon zip up hoodie, blue cap and blue jeans.
He left the bank on foot. Police made every effort to quickly track him down.
"We did call our K-9 in and he did attempt to track a little bit of an area to where we were able to determine which direction the robber left. He wasn't able to come up with a track just due to the high amount of traffic and people here," says Officer Ward.
Mary Sue Searle works at a dry cleaner just feet from the bank.
She says she didn't see anything suspicious but has taken a proactive approach after other recent robberies, informing businesses around her if something seems out of the ordinary.
Although Monday mornings robbery was close by she is still going about her daily business.
"I'm just carrying on. It's no good to feel fear. Crimes are going to happen I don't think any area is exempt from it but it's just good to be cautious, be careful, and be calm," says Searle.
Police are asking anyone in the area Monday morning who may have seen the male suspect to call 393-4000 or Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE.