FBI and Eugene Police Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect
Less than an hour after a bank robbery on February 28, 2017, a Eugene police officer spotted Roderick Jay Wilson, age 48, walking a few blocks away from the bank. Wilson matched the description of the man who entered the Banner Bank, located at 169 W. 6th Avenue, at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday and demanded cash. After talking to Wilson, the officer detained him until FBI agents arrived and took Wilson into custody.
FBI agents arrested Wilson and obtained a federal criminal complaint charging him with bank robbery. Wilson is also a suspect in an attempted bank robbery on February 24th in Florence, Oregon.
Wilson will make an initial appearance before a federal magistrate at the U.S. Courthouse in Eugene on March 1st at 2 p.m..
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