Police on the hunt for U.S. Bank robbery suspect

Hood River County Sheriff office personnel and Skamania County cainine unit search for the Hood River robbery suspect on Thursday morning.

Photo by Adam Lapierre.
Hood River County Sheriff office personnel and Skamania County cainine unit search for the Hood River robbery suspect on Thursday morning.

Emergency lockdowns have been canceled for schools in Hood River, but police continue their search efforts for a suspect fleeing the scene of a reported holdup at U.S. Bank, located at 1309 12th St., in Hood River.

Suspect is reported to be armed with a handgun.

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US Bank robbery suspect

Hood River Police, Hood River Sheriff's Office and Skamania County are in a collaborated effort to find the suspect. A bank surveilance photo of the suspect has been released.

Lockdowns in local schools were in effect this morning, but now have been lifted.

Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a holdup that occurred shortly after 10 a.m. at U.S. Bank in Hood River. A suspect in his 30s, 5'11," white, with facial hair, wearing a brown wig, blue sweatshirt, reportedly fled the scene after brandishing a black handgun. Search is currently focused along east section of Indian Creek Trail.

Police Statement: At 10:09 on 09/12/13 suspect appearing to be in his 30's, blue long sleeve t-shirt, tan pants, long hair and facial hair 5'11, slender build came into Hood River branch of US Bank and presented a note and displayed a firearm. suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money. Hood River Police, Hood River Sheriff's Office and Skamania County are in a collaborated effort to find the suspect.

FBI units are en route to Hood River to aid the investigation. Skamania County is aiding the investigation with a cainine unit, and a helicopter is being used in the search.

Police scanner information reported a witness saw a person wearing a "white shirt, khakis, and dreadlocks," who may have matched the description.

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stevensabe says...

The person wearing a white shirt, khakis and dreadlocks was me--Abraham Stevens, co-owner of Volcanic Bottle Shoppe and bass player for the the local band SmudgePot. The Hood River Police have finished their investigation of me and have determined that I am not the bank robber.

Posted 12 September 2013, 1:36 p.m. Suggest removal

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