FBI Portland
Beth Anne Steele
(503) 460-8099
September 18, 2018

FBI and Cottage Grove Police Department Searching for Attempted Bank Robbery Suspect

The FBI and Cottage Grove Police Department are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who attempted to rob a Wells Fargo Bank branch on Monday, September 17. This branch is located inside the Safeway store at 1500 E. Main Street, Cottage Grove, Oregon. At approximately 4:40 p.m., the man approached the teller desk and demanded cash. Once the bank employees triggered the alarm, the man got spooked and left before police arrived.

Witnesses described him as:

  • Race: White
  • Age: Mid to late 30’s
  • Height: 6'0”
  • Weight: 175 pounds
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blond
  • Facial hair: May have light beard/mustache
  • Clothing: Baseball-style hat with the word “Alaska” on it, white short sleeved shirt over a long-sleeved black shirt, and khaki shorts over black sweat pants

The wanted flyer for this suspect can be seen on the FBI’s Bank Robbers website at https://bankrobbers.fbi.gov/robbers-container/2018-09-18.5004412284

Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call the FBI at (541) 343-5222 or the Cottage Grove Police Department at (541) 942-9145. Tips may also be submitted at tips.fbi.gov