News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's OfficePosted: Feb. 24, 2012
Media and Interested Parties
UPDATED: Sheriff's Office responds to robbery at Key Bank; house searched by SWAT; suspect still at large; tips sought
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-6001
UPDATE: Feb. 24, 2012, 5:34 p.m. -- House searched by SWAT; bank robber still at large
A Milwaukie home was surrounded and searched in an investigation to locate a bank robber.
Evidence collected at the scene of today’s (Friday, Feb. 24) bank robbery supported by information gathered from thorough investigation and a canine search led Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office detectives and FBI agents to a house believed related to the suspect.
The residence -- located on Southeast Christopher Ct. off SE Maple St. -- is about one-quarter mile north of the Key Bank branch that was robbed earlier this morning.
By this afternoon (Feb. 24), the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team had surrounded this residence. At 3:50 p.m., team members peacefully called the occupants out of the house. Two males were detained and the house was searched with the consent of the homeowner.
One of the males was arrested for an unrelated warrant and taken to Clackamas County Jail.
The suspect was not located at the house. The suspect is still at large.
Investigators have completed their search of the residence, interviewed those present, and left the area. They believe the suspect is linked to the address, but it is not his residence and he was not there at this time.
No one was injured, and no special weapons were deployed during this search. Maple Street was temporarily closed for the safety of commuters but has since been re-opened.
Three additional photographs of the suspect -- obtained during the robbery -- have been linked above.
We continue to accept tips and information regarding this suspect who remains at large.
EARLIER: Feb. 24, 2012, 12:45 p.m.
The suspect is described as a white male approximately 65 years-of-age. He stands about 5 foot 7 inches tall and is of medium build. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans. The suspect had a mustache with gray hair.
The suspect demanded money and stated he had a gun.
No one was injured during the robbery.
The suspect left the bank on foot travelling northbound.
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies contained and searched the area with a police K-9.
No arrest has yet been made on the case.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is seeking tips and information regarding this crime.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-6001.
The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.
Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #12-6001.
James Rhodes, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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