Bank robberies in Washougal and Vancouver have similarities

Suspect remains at-large

Area law enforcement agencies are looking at the possibility that the man who recently robbed the Chase Bank branch in Washougal also committed an armed robbery at a U.S. Bank in the Orchards area of Clark County.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Fred Neiman said it is something that is being looked at.

The robbery in Washougal occurred Nov. 24, at about 5:45 p.m., at 733 “E” St. It involved a white male pointing a handgun at the teller and demanding cash.

He was given an undisclosed amount of money and left. The suspect is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, with a small build.

A man entered the U.S. Bank, at 6407 N.E. 117th Ave., Vancouver, Dec. 2, at about 5:30 p.m. The suspect had a handgun, and he demanded cash from a teller.

The suspect escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Anyone with information about the Washougal robbery is asked to call the Washougal Police Department detective unit at 835-8701, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or 911 after hours. CCSO Det. Chris Nicholls can be reached regarding the U.S. Bank robbery at 397-2211, Ext. 5338.