Police, FBI seek robbery suspect

2012-11-30T06:05:00Z Police, FBI seek robbery suspectBy Kyle Odegard, Albany Democrat-Herald Albany Democrat Herald
November 30, 2012 6:05 am  • 

Albany police and the FBI still are looking for a suspect who robbed the Bank of America branch on Waverly Avenue at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday.

A 911 caller said the robber was screaming as he ran into the bank, according to police logs.

There were approximately four or five employees in the bank when the robber entered wearing a covering over his face, said Beth Anne Steele, FBI spokeswoman.

The suspect “flashes a handgun, waves it around and is pointing it at people,” Steele said.

“He didn’t order anybody to the ground or lock them in a room or anything like that. He was definitely taking control of the situation,” she added.

He took a duffel bag that had cash inside and ran toward Fred Meyer.

The male is described as white, skinny, late-20s to mid-40s, and between 5-foot-9 to 6 feet tall.

Authorities haven’t released a photo of the robber at this time, for investigation reasons.

“It’s actually rare for us to release them right away,” Steele said.

Two people who were arrested on warrants behind the AMF Albany Lanes at about 5:35 p.m. aren’t believed to be connected to the robbery.

Kyle Odegard covers public safety for the D-H. He can be contacted at 541-812-6077 or kyle.odegard@lee.net.

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