A Vancouver man was arrested Monday in connection with the robbery of a Columbia Credit Union branch, according to the Vancouver Police Department.
Derek A. Troxler, 25, appeared in Clark County Superior Court Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree robbery, felony harassment and third-degree theft, according to court records. Judge Jennifer Snider set his bail at $175,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 29.
The robbery occurred at 2:06 p.m. at the Columbia Credit Union branch at 3003 N.E. 62nd Ave., according to the police statement. It said a man entered the branch, handed a note to a teller demanding money and saying he would shoot her if she did not comply. He then fled with $843, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Officers canvassed the area and gathered information about the robber and the route he took into an apartment complex after leaving the branch, the police statement said.
Troxler was contacted at the complex and came out of an apartment without incident, according to the statement. It said officers recovered a black Sig Sauer P365 look-alike pellet/air gun and other evidence inside the apartment.
According to court records, Troxler told police his brother threatened him and that he robbed the bank in order to pay him off.