Hazel Dell bank robbed Friday

Suspect reportedly made off with less than $2,000

By Dameon Pesanti, Columbian staff writer and Jessica Prokop, Columbian Courts Reporter

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Clark County sheriff’s deputies were called to a robbery at an Umpqua Bank branch in Hazel Dell on Friday afternoon. No one was injured, and the suspect got away.

At about 2:10 p.m., a man — who looked to be in his 40s — entered the bank at 8015 N.E. Highway 99 and presented a note to a teller demanding money. The note indicated that the robber had a firearm, but he didn’t display one, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

The teller complied and handed over cash, the sheriff’s office said. The person who reported the crime said the man took no more than $2,000, according to scanner traffic monitored at The Columbian.

He then fled to a gold-colored vehicle, possibly a Toyota Corolla, parked nearby and left the area. The vehicle year and license plate are unknown, the sheriff’s office said.

The suspect was described as a bearded man with a dark to medium skin color. He was wearing a black baseball cap with an eagle emblem on it and dark-colored coat with gray hooded sweatshirt underneath. He also wore light-colored pants and dark tennis shoes, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at 360-397-2211 or 911.