Gateway area bank hit – again – by new robber

They caught the crook that held up the Gateway Key Bank in February. But, police need your help catching THIS guy …

Why bank robbers have targeted this Gateway area bank repeatedly is still unknown. But, police say they need your help catching the guy who robbed it on April 2.

Story and photo by David F. Ashton
When a robber targeted the Key Bank branch in the Gateway Area on NE 102nd Avenue in February, he didn’t get far – thanks to quick emergency notification, and prompt police response.

Now, two months later, another bandit made an “unauthorized withdrawal” from the bank, located at 1205 Northeast 102nd Avenue – on Friday, April 2, at approximately 4:20 p.m.

“A lone male suspect entered the bank, approached the teller, and demanded money, before fleeing the scene on foot,” said Portland Police Bureau Detective Chris Traynor. “The robbery suspect was seen on surveillance video.”

Do you know this man? If you do, contact Crime Stoppers now! Reference Case #10-16 Key Bank Robbery.

The suspect is a male with an olive complexion, in his mid 30’s, 5’6″ to 5’7″ tall, weighing about 280 pounds, with short dark hair and scruffy facial hair. He was last seen wearing prescription glasses, a brown leather jacket, dark shoes, and denim pants.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case – or any unsolved felony – and you can remain anonymous.

Call Crime Stoppers at 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online: CLICK HERE to open their website. Or, text 823HELP plus your tip and send it to CRIMES (274697).

© 2010 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News

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