Salem Police Searching for Suspect in Bank Robbery

Posted on January 21, 2022

Salem, Ore. — Salem Police detectives, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Portland Office, are seeking information related to a bank robbery at a Columbia Bank branch located in the 3300 block of Commercial ST SE. The robbery occurred near closing time on Friday, January 14, 2022 at 5:55 p.m.

The male suspect entered the bank through the front doors displaying a handgun. The suspect demanded money from the employees, who complied with his demands. After receiving the money, the suspect left through the front door of the business.

Salem Police officers quickly arrived on scene but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect was described by witnesses as a white, male adult, approximately 5’10” to 5’11” tall with a bigger build. He was last seen wearing a black mask, gray hooded sweatshirt, black jacket, black pants, and black gloves.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the Salem Tips Line at 503-588-8477.

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