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

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Serial Bank Robber Indicted

Clarksville Bank & Two Nashville Banks Robbed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – September 20, 2018 – Malik Armstrong, 24, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury and charged with three counts of bank robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee. 

According to charging documents, on July 9, 2018, an individual entered the Fort Campbell    Blvd. U.S. Bank branch, in Clarksville, Tennessee and presented a note demanding cash.  After receiving the cash from a teller, the individual fled the bank on foot.

On July 19, 2018, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department responded to a robbery call at the Bell Road branch of the Fifth Third Bank.  The subsequent investigation determined that the suspect’s physical description matched the description of the person responsible for the Clarksville bank robbery and the suspect presented a demand note almost identical to the one presented in Clarksville. 

On August 15, 2018, the Bell Road branch of the U.S. Bank in Nashville was robbed using the same manner and means as the previous two robberies and by the same individual who had been identified by investigators as Malik Armstrong. 

On August 16, 2018, a criminal complaint was issued and Armstrong was arrested by the FBI on August 31, 2018, after being located in West Tennessee.

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

This case was investigated by the Clarksville Police Department; the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Suedekum is prosecuting the case.

The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Violent Crime
David Boling Public Information Officer 615-736-5956
Updated September 20, 2018