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

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 security

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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