Two male subjects stole an undetermined amount of cash and threatened the bank staff with a bomb Wednesday during the noon hour from the Trustmark Bank branch on Houston Levee in Cordova, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said.
According to the sheriff's office, one subject stayed at the front door while the other approached a teller and produced a pistol and demanded money.
After the subjects received money from the teller, they told bank employees that they left a bomb and told those inside the bank to not move. A show box with an explosive device inside was left inside the bank.
There were no other patrons inside the bank at the time of the heist.
The two robbers were seen leaving in an older, small red car.
Afterward, a bank employee took the box with the device outside into the bank's parking lot.
After arriving at the bank, the Shelby County bomb unit, placed the device in a blast proof box and transported it to the SCSO Facilities on the Shelby County Penal Farm.
The bomb was later found to be inactive.
The first suspect is described as a male black, in his mid 30s, about 5-foot-10 in height and weighing around 210 pounds. He was wearing a gray shirt, dark pants and was armed with a semi automatic pistol. The second suspect was also black, in his late 20s and was wearing dark clothing.
If you can assist law enforcement you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.