MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A Cordova bank teller has gone from victim to hero, after she recognized the man who robbed her while shopping at Walmart.
The First South Financial Credit Union was robbed last Tuesday, September 27, 2011. According to court records, a man walked into the bank around 10:35 a.m. and slipped a note to a teller. He then lifted his shirt to show the teller the handle of a black pistol.
Memphis Police say the man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The next day, the teller was shopping at a Bartlett Walmart with her husband when she recognized a fellow shopper as the man who robbed her.
According to court records, the teller "locked eyes and she knew him and he recognized her."
The teller and her husband followed the man into the parking lot and wrote down the license plate of the suspect's car. Police traced the license plate to 38-year-old Frank Buckley.
"Everybody has money problems," says Rebecca Buckley, the suspect's wife. "Not everybody is going to get up and rob a bank. He did not rob a bank."
Frank Buckley remained behind bars Monday, October 3rd, charged with bank robbery.