Suspect in Camas bank robbery in Superior Court

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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photoChristopher A. Arrington, accused of being the man who robbed the Camas branch of US Bank on July 23, made a court appearance Wednesday. He faces a charge of first-degree robbery at his Aug. 20 arraignment.

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A Washougal man appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court in connection with a July 23 robbery of a downtown Camas bank.

Christopher A. Arrington, 29, faces a charge of first-degree robbery at his Aug. 20 arraignment. Judge David Gregerson held him on $200,000 bail and appointed Vancouver attorney Bob Yoseph to defend Arrington.

Arrington is accused of approaching a teller at US Bank, 430 N.E. Adams St., at about 12:30 p.m. and sliding her a note without saying a word. The note read, “Count out two grand, or I shoot you,” according to a probable cause affidavit filed in court. The teller handed him the money. He then allegedly left the bank and fled with the cash in a green minivan. Police weren’t immediately able to locate Arrington in spite of an extensive search.

Tips from the public were pivotal in identifying Arrington as a suspect, Camas police said. Arrington turned himself in to the Multnomah County Jail on July 24 after local media showed surveillance photos and shared details of the incident.