NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Metro Police say a "serial bank robber" was taken into custody again Wednesday after allegedly robbing the Regions Bank branch on Rivergate Parkway.
Timothy Darnell Weakley was federally prosecuted 12 years ago for a series of bank robberies, and investigators say he "appears to have returned to his old ways." Weakley, 52, was spotted allegedly driving a getaway car away from the Rivergate area Wednesday. A police helicopter followed the car to an apartment complex near Oak Valley Drive, where Weakley was taken into custody.
Weakley is suspected of robbing Regions Bank’s 5707 Nolensville Pike Branch Tuesday, attempting to rob SunTrust Bank’s 4604 Charlotte Avenue branch Tuesday, and robbing Regions Bank’s 2250 Murfreesboro Pike branch on October 4. He was registered as an ex-con with the MNPD in April 2017. Officers say he will again be prosecuted in federal court.
If convicted, Weakley faces 60 years in prison; 20 years for each count of robbery.