Robber strikes US Bank near Andresen Road, escapes

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Updated: October 5, 2011, 9:45 PM

 
US Bank Andresen Branch

Vancouver police at 4:13 p.m. Wednesday responded to a reported bank robbery at a US Bank branch at 7003 N.E. 40th St., near Andresen Road and just north of state Highway 500.

The robber displayed a note demanding money and was given some, said Sgt. Kathie McNicholas with the Vancouver Police Department.

The suspect was described as a white man in his 40s, wearing a black jacket and black baseball hat and carrying a small, zippered black bank bag.

Officers searched the area unsuccessfully. At one point, they detained a man; bank employees looked at him and said he wasn’t the robber.

Detectives are taking over the case.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.