Bank robbery suspect spotted by FBI agents, arrested

Published 7:43 pm Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the Tuesday morning robbery of the Trustmark Bank, 2205 North Frontage Road, Vicksburg police Lt. Johnnie Edwards said.

Michael Gammill, 42, 1102 South St., was arrested about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Clay Street. He faces charges of bank robbery and auto theft. He is accused of taking a gray 2008 Chrysler Town and Country Van that was reported stolen about 12:56 p.m. Monday from the 1100 block of South Street.

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He reportedly used the van to leave the bank after the robbery.

He was being held without bail at the Issaquena County Correctional Facility pending an initial appearance in Municipal Court.

Video footage of the individual suspected of robbing Trusmark Bank Tuesday. (Submitted/The Vicksburg Post)

Edwards said Gammill was spotted in the van by FBI agents as he pulled into O’Reilly Auto Parts on Clay Street. The agents pulled in behind him, called police for backup and held him until officers arrived.

According to police reports, he entered the bank about 11:44 a.m. Tuesday and told the teller, “you’re being robbed, you’re being robbed, put the money in the bag,” and tossed a white plastic bag on the counter, which the teller filled with an undisclosed amount of money.

He did not show a gun, Edwards said, but had one hand in a pants pocket and acted like he had a weapon. Gammill left the bank heading eastbound on North Frontage Road in the van.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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