A customer at the Regions Bank in East Ridge was robbed outside the bank on Tuesday morning.
At 10:55 a.m., East Ridge Police responded to a report of a robbery at the bank at 4334 Ringgold Road.
A bank patron was robbed of a money bag while walking to the door of the bank. The identities of the suspects are presently unknown. The victim was assaulted by pepper spray during the incident. He was treated at the scene by first responders. His injuries are believed to be minor.
While the victim was approaching the door, an unknown suspect grabbed the bank bag the victim was carrying and began spraying the victim in the face with pepper spray until he released the bank bag. The bag contained about $3,000.
The suspect then fled the scene with the bank bag in a vehicle occupied by two additional suspects.
The suspects are described as three black males traveling in a white Subaru Outback or similar-style vehicle with gold trim. The vehicle has a storage rack attached to the roof.
The victim described the suspect who pepper sprayed him and stole the money bag as a black male wearing dark clothing and a black and red ball cap. The other occupants of the suspect vehicle were described as a skinny black male with dreadlock hair style and a heavy-set black male with a beard and shaved head wearing a blue and white T-shirt.
The suspects were last seen traveling east on Ringgold Road from the Regions bank in the white Subaru.
Anyone with any information concerning the identity of the suspects or other information regarding the incident are asked to contact the East Ridge Police Department at one of the following phone numbers.
East Ridge Police Dispatch: 423.622.1725
East Ridge Police Records Division: 423.867.3720
East Ridge Police CID: 423.867.4500
Confidential Tip Line: 423.867.0016