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'Risky Business Bandit' so quiet shoppers didn't notice

(WMC-TV) - A SunTrust Bank inside a grocery store was robbed on Germantown Parkway Monday afternoon.

Tom Cruise's character in "Risky Business" made a certain type of sunglasses iconic. Now, the accessories are a trademark for this suspected serial bank robber.

Memphis police officers are investigating the robbery that at least one Kroger customer did not even know had happened until he walked out of the store.

"They were very quiet apparently," said Mark Shepherd, who was shopping at the Kroger on Germantown Parkway at the time of the robbery. "Walked out and there were police cars everywhere and I had to come up [and] ask what happened."

According to police, a man wearing sunglasses and a sports coat entered the store just before 2 p.m. Monday. He demanded money from a teller and may have implied that he was armed.

The suspect description sounds a lot like another man wanted for bank branch robberies in at least two other Memphis area Kroger stores in recent weeks. Like Monday's suspect, the suspect in the previous robberies was seen leaving in a black Lexus.

Investigators want this guy in custody before he gets away with another wad of cash.

The suspect may have targeted three bank branches in Kroger so far. Two were in October at 9025 Highway 64 and then at 540 South Mendenhall Road. The robbery Monday happened at 676 Germantown Parkway in Cordova.

Action News 5 has found at least 13 Memphis-area Kroger stores have bank branches.

In addition to what he wears, police said the suspect left at least two scenes in a black Lexus.

So far, police have not officially connected Monday's robbery suspect to the aforementioned robberies. Investigators also pointed out the suspect has only implied he has a weapon.

If you have any information about the crimes, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

In the meanwhile, a Kroger spokesman said the banks rent space in their stores. These stores do have their own security.

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