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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Serial Bank Robber Facing Federal Charges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 25, 2018 – Timothy Weakley, 52, of Nashville, Tennessee, was charged yesterday in a criminal complaint with three counts of bank robbery, following the morning robbery of the Rivergate Branch of Regions Bank in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee. 

According to the complaint, Weakley entered the Regions Bank on Rivergate Parkway at 11:45 a.m. yesterday and produced a note demanding money.  Weakley lifted his shirt as if to show a gun to the teller and was given $2,200.00, after which he fled the bank.  A short time thereafter, officers with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department located a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car.  After ordering Weakley out of the car, he was found to be clenching $2,200.00 cash in his hand.

Further investigation by the MNPD and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force determined that Weakley was also responsible for robbing the Regions Bank on Nolensville Pike on October 23rd and the attempted robbery of the SunTrust Bank on Charlotte Pike, also on October 23rd; and the robbery of the Regions Bank on Murfreesboro Pike on October 4, 2018.

If convicted, Weakley faces up to 20 years in prison on each count.

This case is being investigated by the FBI and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Juliet Aldridge is prosecuting the case.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
David Boling Public Information Officer 615-736-5956 david.boling2@usdoj.gov
Updated October 25, 2018