Pearl District Bank Robbed by Man Claiming to Have an Explosive Device

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October 12, 2013 22:47

  

This afternoon, Saturday October 12, 2013, at 12:45 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the Wells Fargo bank branch, located at 845 Northwest 11th Avenue, on the report of a bank robbery.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted bank employees who told police that the suspect entered the bank, claimed to have an explosive device in a box, and demanded money. After obtaining and undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the bank and took the box with him. It is not known what direction the suspect went after leaving the bank.

Officers checked the area but did not locate anyone matching the suspect's description.

The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s, wearing a black covering over his face, a navy blue hoodie, jeans, and black gloves.

Anyone with information about this robbery should contact Detective Brett Hawkinson at (503) 823-1080, brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov; or the Portland office of the F.B.I. at (503) 224-4181.

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