UPDATE: Suspect arrested in BB&T Bank robbery

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July 8, 2019
4:41 p.m.

Bowling Green Police have arrested Steven Spruill in connection with the BB&T robbery in downtown Bowling Green.

Officers and detectives on scene began to search for him after the robbery Monday morning..

Police say shortly after the robbery, a detective found Spruill on Adams Street.

When police confronted Spruill, they say he lied about his name, but he was later interviewed at the police station where he confessed to the robbery.

Spruill is facing a robbery first-degree charge, tampering with physical evidence and giving false identifying information.

He is currently in the Warren County Regional Jail.

July 8, 2019
3:38 p.m.

BB&T has released a statement regarding the robbery in downtown Bowling Green on Monday morning.

"Thanks for reaching out to us. First and foremost, please understand that at BB&T we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our associates to work in, and where our clients can conduct their banking business. We cannot comment further on this situation and refer all questions to the local authorities."

That statement came from David White, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BB&T.


Police are looking for a suspect after they say the downtown BB&T bank at 443 Park Row was robbed Monday morning.

A suspect was described as being a black man with a camo jacket and knit hat. Police say the man left on foot and officers and detectives are literally walking the streets looking for him.

Police say the robber told employees at BB&T that he had a gun and a detonator, but he never showed any weapon(s).

According to Bowling Green Police Officer Ronnie Ward, "We've not been able to determine if any of that (the suspect having a gun) was true. At this point we know that he didn't leave anything inside the bank and he had not been inside the bank earlier in the morning."

Police say one customer had just left and there were no other customers in the bank at the time of the robbery.

"No one was injured," said Ward.

BGPD is working the scene and we will update as more details become available.

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