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Bank robbery investigation leads to arrest

February 9, 2023

On Feb. 7 at approximately 12:59 pm, officers responded to a report of a bank robbery with a gun at Wells Fargo bank, at 110 NE Roberts Ave. The suspect was gone prior to police arrival. The initial suspect description was a white male in his early 20s, wearing a ski mask, a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans. He was described as approximately 5-foot 10-inches tall and 150 pounds. The suspect was last seen leaving the bank out of the east doors. Video evidence collected at the scene of the robbery narrowed down the suspect description and showed the suspect leaving the area in an Uber rideshare vehicle.

A detective assigned to the case contacted additional witnesses, while additional investigators assisted with evidence collection and interviews. Captain John Rasmussen noted, “This investigation was truly a team effort.” A suspect, 16-year-old male, was identified and taken into custody on Feb. 8. Detectives searched the suspect’s bedroom and backpack, pursuant to a search warrant, and recovered a replica handgun, clothing worn during the robbery, and a significant portion of the money taken in the robbery. The suspect was lodged at the Donald E Long home on suspicion of Robbery in the Second Degree.