Police identify suspected Vancouver bank robber who was shot

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Updated: December 5, 2011, 9:37 PM

 

Vancouver police on Monday arrested the suspect in a botched bank robbery and took him from a hospital to the Clark County Jail.

Stephen A. Lubeck, 19, of Vancouver was booked on suspicion of first-degree kidnap, robbery and assault.

Lubeck is the suspect in the December 2 robbery of the Wells Fargo branch at 8211 N.E. Van Mall Drive.

In the robbery, police allege that Lubeck walked into the bank and ordered the customers to leave.

When the customers went outside, some immediately called 911 to report the robbery.

Dispatchers took several calls from customers, some when Lubeck allegedly was still inside. He ordered employees to give him money from the safe. Meanwhile, Vancouver police officers were rushing to the scene.

When the suspect emerged from the bank, people followed at a distance, reporting his location to dispatchers, according to radio traffic.

Lubeck allegedly ran across Thurston Way to the southwest. Behind the Big Lots and Ross Dress for Less stores, he allegedly displayed his gun to Officer Jeffrey Anaya, 31, who shot him in the upper leg or hip area.