On the afternoon of June 21, the Regions Bank on Block Street in Marion, Arkansas, was robbed and the thief used a rather well-known blue Peterbilt. The bank was robbed by a “Black male wearing a black hoodie, black pants, a gray face mask, white gloves and brown work boots” according to Marion Police.
The man placed a duffel bag on the counter and demanded the teller “give him the money.” Afterward, the robber ran out of the bank and down the street where he was picked up on cameras near Walnut and Manor streets. That’s when the hilarity for every truck driver on the planet ensues.
Wait a minute, that truck looks familiar
I can only laugh as I may or may not have driven a truck similar to this one when I was learning how to drive a tractor-trailer. It can’t be said for certain due to the grainy footage from the security cameras, but I swear that Peterbilt T680 that this bank robber used to make his getaway seems awfully familiar. And a lot of comments on social media have the same idea.
Most trucking companies have GPS tracking systems installed. It’s part of the electronic logging device mandated in every CMV on the road. The Marion Police reached out to the truck owner and located the truck. They are still looking for the robber. We have not confirmed as of the writing of this article if the actual assigned driver of the truck is involved in the crime.
If anyone has any information about the suspect, call the Marion Police Department – Criminal Investigation Division at (870)-739-2101 or Crittenden County Crime Stoppers at (870)-732-4444.