Clarksville Man Facing Bank Robbery Charges
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – August 29, 2018 – Muhammed Talik Shahid, 25, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was charged yesterday in a criminal complaint with attempting to rob the U.S. Bank in Clarksville, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee.
According to the complaint, on August 22, 2018, a masked gunman entered the Fort Campbell Boulevard branch of the U.S. Bank and handed a teller a note demanding at least $50,000. As the teller began gathering the cash, the suspect paced back and forth, looking out the front windows of the bank and then left the bank without the cash.
An alert citizen saw the suspect enter and exit the bank and followed the suspect as he drove away and eventually flagged down a police officer in nearby Oak Grove, Kentucky. The Oak Grove officer surveilled the suspect’s vehicle until he returned to Clarksville and was arrested by officers with the Clarksville Police Department and found to be in possession of a loaded handgun.
If convicted, Shahid faces up to 25 years in federal prison.
This case was investigated by the FBI; the Clarksville Police Department; and the Oak Grove, Kentucky Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynne T. Ingram is prosecuting the case.