Public’s Help Needed Identifying Armed Robber

Posted on February 5, 2019

The FBI and Marion County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help identifying an armed suspect who robbed the Columbia Bank branch located at 510 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, on Friday, February 1st. At 5:46 pm, the man walked into the bank carrying a black pistol and a black backpack. He approached the teller desk, demanded cash, received cash and left the bank on foot.

Witnesses describe him as:

• African American man
• Age: mid-30’s
• Height: 6’6″
• Weight: 250 pounds
• Wearing: black Carhartt hooded sweatshirt, black Carhartt balaclava/helmet liner, black Mechanic gloves with gray writing on them, light gray sweatpants, gray Nike tennis shoes.

The FBI has featured this unknown bank robber on its webpage at
Anyone with information about this armed robber can call the FBI in Salem at (503) 362-6601, the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181 or the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at (503) 540-8079. Those with information can also provide tips through the FBI’s website at


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