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Deputies respond to bank robbery in Hazel Dell

Clark County sheriff’s deputies responded to a bank robbery Wednesday afternoon in Northeast Hazel Dell, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.

Deputies were dispatched at 1:32 p.m. to KeyBank at 1217 N.E. 99th Street for the report of a robbery. The bank is on the east end of a stripmall on the south side of the street.

A bank employee told 911 that the robber did not display a weapon while he was inside the bank, according to the radio traffic.

Deputies obtained an image of the robber at the bank and described him as a white man, around 5 feet 5 inches tall who appeared to be in his mid 30s. He did not have facial hair and was wearing a gray sweatshirt and dark-colored beanie, according to the radio traffic.

The man exited the store and fled east toward Northeast Highway 99, leaving behind a note, according to the radio traffic.

Law enforcement believed the man may have hopped on a C-TRAN bus, but it was checked and he wasn’t found, according to the radio traffic.

Deputies responded last week to an afternoon robbery at a Columbia Bank branch in the Orchards area. An employee reported that a man entered the bank and handed a note to a teller, according to emergency radio traffic. The note stated that the suspect was armed, but the employee said no weapon was displayed, according to radio traffic.

The suspect exited the bank and fled, according to radio traffic. A sheriff’s office spokesperson declined to provide more information about that robbery, stating it was an active investigation.


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