Police seeking bank robbery suspect

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The Vancouver Police Department on Tuesday asked the public’s help locating a man suspected of a late morning robbery at the First Independent Bank branch in the 6500 block of East Mill Plain Boulevard.

A K-9 unit unsuccessfully searched for the white man who presented a bank teller with a note at about 11:50 a.m. and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing a blue windbreaker, blue jeans and a blue denim baseball cap. He was not wearing glasses, nor did he have facial hair. He did not show a weapon, police said.

Fort Vancouver High School and McLoughlin Middle School, along with King and Marshall elementary schools, were placed under lockdown while police searched the area.

The bank is located at 6501 E. Mill Plain Blvd.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 360-487-7399.